News tagged Friarage Hospital

How you can help the NHS this winter

Posted on in Hospitals, Services, The trust

Patients not turning up for operations, an increase in respiratory illnesses and delayed discharges – as well as the misuse of A&E – all make winter more difficult for the region’s NHS. That’s the message from consultants, nursing managers, pharmacists and pathologists based at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, who are appealing for the public’s help to ease winter pressures at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Cancer team’s survey appeal

Posted on in Services, The trust

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is appealing to patients to take part in the annual national cancer patient experience survey.

The survey, undertaken by Quality Health, looks at the quality of care provided by all 153 acute and specialist NHS trusts in England that provide adult acute cancer services.

MP praises innovative service at the Friarage

Posted on in Hospitals, Services, The trust

An innovative new service at the Friarage Hospital which allows emergency patients, who would usually have to stay in hospital, to be treated as outpatients – or even in their own homes – has been praised by its local MP. Richmond MP Rishi Sunak cited the ambulatory care and OHPAT (outpatient and home parenteral antimicrobial treatment) unit in Northallerton as a ‘shining example’ of providing care closer to home.

Dementia patients and carers being asked for feedback

Posted on in Research, The trust

Patients with dementia who have had a hip fracture and their carers are being asked to take part in a special workshop at The James Cook University Hospital as part of some research to assess pain.

Previous research has shown that dementia patients receiving treatment for a hip fracture may get a third of the amount of pain relief than those who don’t have the condition.

Friarage maternity centre’s first birthday

Posted on in Hospitals, Services

Midwives are throwing a very special first birthday party at the Friarage Hospital next Tuesday (6 October) – and you’re all invited! To celebrate the anniversary of the opening of the midwifery-led unit and maternity centre at the Northallerton hospital, women and babies who’ve used the services – and anyone who may use them in the future – are invited to drop-in for ‘tea and cake’ between 11am and 4pm.