The department has undergone a major refurbishment, including the installation of a new digital radiography system to replace outdated X-ray equipment, thanks to a £170,000 donation from The Friends.
It reopened this week to patients following the seven-week refurbishment process and is now providing modern equipment to further enhance our services closer to the North Yorkshire homes served by South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Fiona Harker, radiology manager at the hospital said it would be of particular importance to “frail and elderly patients, who are often referred by local GPs or outpatient clinics in the hospital”.
“We are hugely grateful to The Friends of Richmond Friary Community Hospital for their generous donation which has made this possible - and for their many years of tireless fundraising to support The Friary, it’s staff and patients,” added Fiona.
Friday’s event will be attended by Margaret Clayson, Chairman of The Friends of Richmond Friary Community Hospital, as well as other generous fundraisers and trustees from the charity.
Margaret said: “We’re delighted to be able to support the radiology team at The Friary with this new, modern equipment for the benefit of local patients who won’t have to face a longer journey for X-rays thanks to this upgrade.
“We are looking forward to seeing how the money we have raised has been put to excellent use in this newly refurbished department with its modern facilities.”