Meeting to discuss changes to children's services at the Friarage

The Friarage Hospital
The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton Credit: Calendar

Members of the public are being urged to have their say on plans for the future of children's and maternity services at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.

They are considering scrapping the overnight paediatric and special baby care service. Tonight's meeting is to be held at Colburn Leisure Centre. Meetings will begin with an exhibition and video at 5.15pm, followed by presentations and questions at 6.15pm.

Dr Vicky Pleydell, a local GP and the ShadowAccountable Officer for the Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby ClinicalCommissioning Group, said:

“We are looking forward to meeting with local people as part of our public engagement on the future of children’s and maternity services at the Friarage hospital...we have arranged this series of public meetings to allow people to gain a greater understanding of the current situation"