Who we are
The children and young people’s hub at the Friarage Hospital is made up of three different clinical areas:
- Children and young people’s ward
- Children and young people’s outpatient department
- Community children and young people’s nursing team (base for Hambleton and Richmondshire)
Some of the families who access our services live in remote areas of the Yorkshire Dales.
What we do
Children and young people’s ward
The children and young people’s ward is open Monday to Friday 9am until 6pm. The ward takes referrals from GPs for children who need a clinical assessment from a specialist consultant (paediatrician) and admits children for day surgery and a range of medical procedures and assessments.
The children and young people’s outpatient department holds a number of clinics for a variety of clinical services. This allows the children and their families to gain access to specialist care closer to their homes.
Community nursing team
The children and young people’s community nurses offer care within children’s homes, schools and respite care facilities. The children and young people who are seen often have complex clinical needs and are cared for by the team until they transition from the service at 19 years old.
Where to find us
We are based at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.Getting to the Friarage
How to contact us
- Children’s ward: 01609 763910
- Community children’s nursing team: 01609 764202
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Email: Fhnchildrenscommunityservice@nhs.net
Ward: referrals via primary care or secondary care. Some children have open-access.
Outpatients: referrals via primary and secondary care.
Community nursing: referrals via primary and secondary care.