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18th November, 2023.
FRIARAGE Hospital’s imaging department has undergone a £3milllion revamp as part of a national programme to provide clinical diagnostic services closer to patients’ homes.
The radiology department now boasts two CT scanners including a new state-of-the-art £900,000 machine – which means more than 100 extra patients can be scanned at the Northallerton hospital each week.
The 15-month project has seen the old radiology block undergo a £2.4million transformation into a modern hospital department, creating a spoke site for the Tees Valley Clinical Diagnostic Centre programme which also includes a town centre hub in Stockton and spoke sites at Hartlepool and Redcar.
Delivered by the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB) in collaboration with North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust and South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the Friarage spoke site is now fully complete, giving patients faster access to diagnostic tests closer to home.
Patients can now benefit from two CT scanner rooms and supporting viewing rooms, a new cannulation room, two new ultrasound rooms and a new dental scan room as well as new changing facilities and an accessible toilet...
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