The Allerton Eye Unit at the Friarage has capacity to welcome more than 14,000 patients a year through its doors.
Rishi Sunak, MP for Richmond (Yorks), cut the ribbon to officially open the unit on Friday 21 August 2020.
The dedicated eye unit offers all of the services previously provided by the ophthalmology team from the hospital’s main outpatients department, but on a much bigger scale.
Clinics have increased to as many as 30 a week which means that hundreds more patients can now have their eye outpatients appointments on the Northallerton site.
The development work and purchase of additional equipment has been supported by The Friends of the Friarage and a special plaque has been placed on the unit in recognition of their contribution.