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  • Upcoming Events

    Feb
    27
    Wed
    2:15 pm NYforE March in London @ House of Commons
    NYforE March in London @ House of Commons
    Feb 27 @ 2:15 pm – 7:30 pm
    After the success of our first trip to Westminster last week (see below), NYfE and Yorkshire for Europe are organising …
    Mar
    15
    Fri
    11:00 am Northern Powerhouse and beyond @ Novotel
    Northern Powerhouse and beyond @ Novotel
    Mar 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Why not take this opportunity to add to the debate about the future of the Northern Powerhouse?There are four topics …
    Mar
    23
    Sat
    12:00 pm Put it to the People March @ Park Lane
    Put it to the People March @ Park Lane
    Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    At High Noon on 23rd March,  just six days before the Government hopes to take Britain out of the EU, …
  • Fight for the Friary

    Fears have been raised for the future of community hospitals across North Yorkshire, including our Friary Hospital here in Richmond. Budget pressures on the NHS have led to a wave of rural hospital closures and, as a result, a reduction in local available healthcare services.

    Concerns that Richmond Friary may be earmarked for future closure intensified following a meeting between Councillors and Hambleton Richmondshire and Whitby CCG. The local Trust says that no decision has been made. That may be so, but the pattern of closing small rural hospitals is clear. As the Nuffield Trust recently reported, rural hospitals are unfairly funded and need to be better compensated for the extra costs of supporting rural areas.

    Now is the time to make our voice heard. Let’s send a clear message from the people of Richmondshire to show how important The Friary is to the area.

    Sign our petition now and join our fight to keep open the Friary Hospital for future generations.