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How You've Helped

What your generous donations have achieved in recent years
Vascular Birthmark Clinic

Vascular Birthmark Clinic

The Vascular Birthmark Clinic at the Friarage benefitted from a £35,000 ultrasound machine funded entirely by Friends of the Friarage, which enables patients suffering from disfiguring vascular malformations to have their birthmarks treated at the Friarage more safely and effectively.

As well as providing better treatment for patients, the new machine has many benefits for hospital staff too - the machine’s larger screen also aids more accurate diagnosis, clearer decision making and enables better teaching and training for the hospital’s and other future surgeons.

STRIVE Academic Centre

Thanks to a £400,000 donation from Friends of the Friarage, the new STRIVE Academic Centre opened its doors at the Friarage Hospital. The centre features an immersive simulation teaching space, a library, three teaching rooms, a computer room, common room, offices and a video wall, which will benefit medical students for generations to come.

Located above the Gara ward, the centre will put the Northallerton hospital at the forefront for providing cutting-edge training facilities for undergraduate and postgraduate medical students as well as for staff.

STRIVE Academic Centre
Friarage Dialysis Suite

Friarage Dialysis Suite

Your donations have helped to greatly expand the range of equipment within the Friarage NHS Hospital including a dialysis unit able to treat up to 10 patients at a time.

Everyday 20 people in the UK will develop kidney failure and may require dialysis with over 30,000 people on dialysis in the UK alone according to Kidney Care UK.

The Friarage is committed to expanding the range of its care and ensuring patients have access to the very best treatment options locally.

Staff & Patient Christmas Gifts

It's not just state-of-the-art equipment that we help to fund, smaller items can be just as important too!

Every year we provide a Christmas present for patients who have to be in hospital over the festive season, and we also give out a gift to all wards and departments to say a big thank you to our valued Friarage staff.

Staff & Patient Christmas Gifts
Soft Close Bins

Soft Close Bins

Thanks to over £12,000 donated from Friends of the Friarage, the Friarage NHS Hospital was able to install 132 soft close bins.

It may seem like a small change but the addition of these soft-close bin lids reduces excessive noise, enabling patients to get a good night's rest, contributing to their recovery.

Ultrasound technology

TWO new state-of-the-art ultrasound scanners are set to reduce discomfort and speed up recovery for patients undergoing mastectomies and other surgical procedures at the Friarage.

The scanners, which significantly reduce discomfort through the more accurate use of an anaesthetic technique called nerve blocking, have been provided thanks to a £42,000 investment from the Friends of the Friarage.

Used with a local anaesthetic, or in combination with a general anaesthetic, nerve blocking allows a highly targeted approach to anesthetising the patient prior to surgery. This results in an improved patient experience, with quicker recovery rates and lower numbers of patients having to stay in hospital overnight.

Ultrasound technology
Sim Man

Sim Man

A range of equipment costing £59,000 for the simulation suite to help train doctors and nurses of the future, including the Sim Man – a realistic, full-body adult wireless patient simulator.

Eye Scanner

Specialist diagnostic equipment (Heidelberg machine) costing £153,000 for the Friarage.

Eye Scanner
MRI Scanner

MRI Scanner

£500,000 contribution towards the purchase of an MRI scanner for Friarage Hospital.

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Volunteers

5,500

Volunteer hours every year

£5 million

Raised and spent over 65 years