A new renal dialysis unit officially opened at the Friarage Hospital in 2021.
The unit has space to dialyse up to ten patients at a time, reducing the need for people to travel to Middlesbrough or Darlington for dialysis.
Dr David Reaich, clinical director for nephrology, said: “It is fantastic to now have a dialysis centre at the Friarage.
“It is a huge step forward for those patients and will really help to improve their quality of life.”
The unit was officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Ian Macdonald who has been a renal patient with South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for nearly 50 years.
Thank you to the Friends of the Friarage who donated £300,000 for the unit’s development work and purchase of equipment.