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Work to pave the way for planned surgical hub at Friarage starts...

10th December, 2022.

SITE clearance work to pave the way for the Friarage Hospital’s planned surgical hub is due to take place over the coming months.

The work will eventually see the demolition of the site’s Mowbray building, which is more than 60 years old and reaching the end of its life.

It follows the opening in September of the Friarage’s new £5 million endoscopy and urology investigations unit, and will clear the way for the planned construction work to start in 2023 on the Northallerton hospital’s new and expanded operating theatres.

The NHS needs to increase capacity to support patients whose non-urgent care has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the Friarage development is one of more than 50 new surgical hubs that are being created across the country.........

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