News tagged Friarage Hospital

Going blue for World Diabetes Day

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The children’s diabetes teams at The James Cook University Hospital and the Friarage Hospital are urging schools and work places to go blue for World Diabetes Day on 14 November 2012. Staff at both hospitals are planning a number of events to raise awareness of diabetes and raise vital funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and their hospital trust funds which directly benefit local children and young people.

Mural magic

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The children’s waiting areas at the Friarage Hospital’s accident and emergency department have been transformed into a magical wonderland thanks to the Rotary Club of Wensleydale. Lovely countryside scenes including the seashore and local points of interest now adorn the walls of accident and emergency’s paediatric waiting area and two treatment areas have fascinating underwater scenes featuring sea life and creatures.

Stop sepsis save lives

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Critical care staff at the trust have stepped up the fight against sepsis by providing every ward with its own sepsis box.

Launched to mark World Sepsis Day (13 September 2012), the boxes contain everything needed to deliver six crucial steps – known as the sepsis six – to patients within an hour of staff identifying the deadly disease.

Family planning made easier

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A groundbreaking new service for couples looking for a permanent method of birth control, as their families are complete – and for women where childbirth presents a risk – is soon to be provided at the Friarage Hospital.

The ESSURE permanent birth control system manufactured by Conceptus is a minimally invasive technique designed to provide a non-surgical alternative for women seeking sterilisation which involves no anaesthesia, no cutting and just a simple 10-minute process (average time).

Remember September’s coffee time

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Macmillan volunteers from the cancer information centres at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and Friararge Hospital in Northallerton are already making plans for Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 2012.

Money raised at the popular event in September helps Macmillan Cancer Support provide medical, practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer including patients and carers.

Can you lend a hand – volunteers wanted

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The Macmillan cancer information and support centre at the Friarage Hospital is looking for volunteers with an interest in helping people and who can spare some time to help with their important work.

The centre at the Northallerton hospital offers a relaxed, friendly and confidential environment and is open Monday to Thursday from 9am until 4pm. Anyone whose life has been affected by cancer is welcome to drop in to share their concerns with one of the dedicated team of staff and trained volunteers.

Queen Elizabeth II diamond jubilee medal presentation

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A SPECIAL parade will celebrate the Friarage Hospital’s continued links with the military and honour service personnel.

Over 120 personnel from the Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit (Northallerton) will march past the hospital accompanied by the Scots Dragoon Guard pipes at the event on Tuesday 3 July 2012.