News tagged South Tees Hospitals Charity

New MRI scanner opens at the Friarage

Posted on in Services, The Friarage, The trust

A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner is now up and running at the Friarage Hospital – thanks to the phenomenal support of the people of North Yorkshire. This month, the radiology team scanned their first patients on the diagnostic equipment which, when fully operational, will treat 22 patients a day, seven days a week.

The opening is a milestone for South Tees Hospitals Charity which launched a fundraising campaign to bring a scanner to the Northallerton hospital and has, to date, raised in excess of £1.4million. his includes £500,000 pledged by the Friends of the Friarage who have generously supported the Appeal in partnership with the Charity.

Harmonica player David delights with tunes and a cheque!

Posted on in #MyReasonIs, Fundraising, Support groups, The Friarage

A harmonica player delighted patients, staff and visitors at The Friarage Hospital with tunes and a cheque for £1,000 – raised through concerts and CD sales. Talented David Hewison-Sandyford, 65, of Bedale, brought his unusual harmonica collection to the Northallerton Hospital hub and entertained people enjoying a coffee as well as stopping passers by in their tracks with his musical skills.

Kind-hearted teen helps others who need a wheelchair

Posted on in Events, Fundraising, Hospitals, The Friarage

When teenager Elizabeth Mewett collected a wheelchair from The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, she vowed to raise money to help other patients who could benefit from the service. And determined Elizabeth Mewett, 13, has not let having the fatigue-inducing condition Idiopathic Hypersomnia stand in her way.

Concert tribute in memory of dedicated councillor

Posted on in Events, Fundraising, Staff

A touching concert tribute to celebrate the life of dedicated North Yorkshire Councillor Tony Hall will be held on Sunday 27 November 2016 from 2.30pm. ‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ will be an afternoon of Cllr Hall’s favourite songs and music at the Forum and was also the title of his blog which celebrated Northallerton life.

Weekend of festive sparkle

Posted on in #MyReasonIs, Events, Fundraising

A number of local artists are getting together to help make Christmas shopping that little bit easier – and raise money for the MRI Scanner Appeal. This weekend (19/20 November), seven specialists in arts and crafts are making a rare public appearance away from their studios to showcase their creative wares in West Tanfield Village Hall from 10am to 4pm. Entry is free.

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