"Excellent care at the Friarage"

About: Friarage Hospital Site

What I liked

I could not fault any aspect of care received when I had my baby on the maternity unit at the Friarage hospital, Northallerton. Unfortunately my baby was very sick but without the dedicated staff which included the gynaecology consultant, midwifes & paediatrician I would not have a healthy little boy. I also felt my baby received excellent care in the intensive care unit at James Cook and also the special care baby unit at the Friarage. It will be a great shame if services in this department are cut as I know my baby’s outcome is likely to have been poor without the relevant staff and services that are currently available.

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Response from Friarage Hospital Site

Thank you for your kind words regarding the women & childrens services at the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton.

I shall ensure your comments are passed on to the members of staff involved in the care of you and your baby.

NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which is leading the public consultation around children’s and maternity services at the Friarage Hospital, has at present put the process on hold. The announcement was made after the Board of NHS North Yorkshire and York confirmed that it would not include an option to retain a consultant-led paediatric and maternity service at The Friarage Hospital in the formal consultation process as it was not clinically sustainable. The CCG now anticipates that the North Yorkshire Overview and Scrutiny of Health Committee, which meets on 9 November, will refer the consultation process to the Secretary of State for review, so has decided to pause the consultation until it has received the Health Secretary’s feedback. Further updates will be available on www.nyypct.nhs.uk/Friarage Hospital

Thank you

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