A brighter future for the Friarage Hospital

Rishi has spoken of a bright future for the Friarage Hospital after supporting plans to rebuild the operating theatres and successfully making the case for 24/7 emergency care to be maintained.

He said the range of services at the hospital was set to grow once the Covid-19 pandemic was overcome and the future of the emergency service at the Friarage was settled.

Already the hospital is playing an increasingly important role in the Covid-19 recovery plan for health services in the area by taking more work from the James Cook University Hospital.

The business case for a new operating theatre block is currently being examined by NHS chiefs.

New services at the hospital in recent years have included new eye and kidney units, a diagnostics unit and the Sir Robert Macmillan Cancer Centre.


Rishi opens Friarage eye unit with hospital legend

A NEW eye unit that will treat up to 14,000 patients a year at the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, has been opened by Rishi.

The longstanding champion of the hospital shared the honour of cutting the ribbon to officially mark the occasion with a special guest.