MDHU Northallerton

#1
I have an opportunity to work there starting in '08 and wondered what the arrse opinion is on the place in all respects before I go take a look.

Cheers in advance
 
#3
Are you actually at Northallerton or at James Cook (Middlesbrough)?
 
#4
Single and I believe it is the actual MDHU in Friarage Hospital, although I was unaware that MDHU Northallerton could mean James Cook (Middlesbrough). Could you shed some light on which one it may be?

Cheers
 
#5
If it is james cook, good hospital, especially if you would be in A&E, receiving hospital for at least 3 air ambulances and a fantastic Lt Col consultant there. From what Mrs mabb says (civvy nurse there), plenty of military staff there. Not worked there myself, but due to do clinical placements in A&E there next month.
As far as the area goes, some nice area's out of town, but generally a chav factory in the town.
 
#6
I can't speak for Northallerton-but been based at JCUH for quite a while, it is a brilliant hospital and some excellent staff. Yep, a lot of military but the Docs tend not to wear uniform, so there are more military staff than you first realise. Other than the docs, I've met a handful of lab techs and a couple of nurses, so guessing Northallerton is more likely postin than JCUH.
Boro itself is crap (I can't wait to leave it!) but you're near the sea (good surfing at Saltburn) and N Yorks Moors. Newcastle is about 1hr away, Durham 40min. Def a chav factory, but atleast it makes for an interesting A&E :eek:)
 
#7
Wyvern said:
I can't speak for Northallerton-but been based at JCUH for quite a while, it is a brilliant hospital and some excellent staff. Yep, a lot of military but the Docs tend not to wear uniform, so there are more military staff than you first realise. Other than the docs, I've met a handful of lab techs and a couple of nurses, so guessing Northallerton is more likely postin than JCUH.
Boro itself is crap (I can't wait to leave it!) but you're near the sea (good surfing at Saltburn) and N Yorks Moors. Newcastle is about 1hr away, Durham 40min. Def a chav factory, but atleast it makes for an interesting A&E :eek:)
Was trying to be diplomatic, but "crap" is still probably being diplomatic. i only go up at weekends to see the Mrs, and be happy when she joins up and gets away next year.
You aren't in A&E by any chance are you? Just wondering if i'll be working with you when i do placement there.
 
#8
You will almost definately be posted to the friarage, northallerton. Its not the most exiting place to be but it depends on whether you prefer the green side of the army or the clinical environment. Its like being a civvy, its a small hospital and you will spend much of your time bed bathing old grannies and wiping some hard core bottom. Its important to do an occasional clinical posting to remain current but personally its served its purpose for me and i would like to waer my combat 95's again because they're getting eaten by moths.
 
#9
The Friarage serves it's purpose as a posting. Keeps us 'clinically' up to date and all that jazz!

There's are more and more of us being moved up to JCHU as time goes on. There are now no military nurses in the a&E here, but some of the wards are 90% military staffed. It's a quiet location and a ball ache to travel too at 6am, but we get paid to do it so mustn't grumble!
 
#10
jon1467 said:
Single and I believe it is the actual MDHU in Friarage Hospital, although I was unaware that MDHU Northallerton could mean James Cook (Middlesbrough). Could you shed some light on which one it may be?

Cheers
Let's have a guess shall we?

Is the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, or is it in Middlesborough?

Jesus, I hope you never get to take my temperature, you might fuck the directions up.......
 
#11
MDHU Northallerton is the name of the posting as that's where the HQ is, so he was actually right.



Dale the snail said:
jon1467 said:
Single and I believe it is the actual MDHU in Friarage Hospital, although I was unaware that MDHU Northallerton could mean James Cook (Middlesbrough). Could you shed some light on which one it may be?

Cheers
Let's have a guess shall we?

Is the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, or is it in Middlesborough?

Jesus, I hope you never get to take my temperature, you might fuck the directions up.......
 
#12
nursienorth said:
MDHU Northallerton is the name of the posting as that's where the HQ is, so he was actually right.



Dale the snail said:
jon1467 said:
Single and I believe it is the actual MDHU in Friarage Hospital, although I was unaware that MDHU Northallerton could mean James Cook (Middlesbrough). Could you shed some light on which one it may be?

Cheers
Let's have a guess shall we?

Is the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, or is it in Middlesborough?

Jesus, I hope you never get to take my temperature, you might fuck the directions up.......
Sarcasm is often wasted...............
 
#13
Maybe you should learn the art of sarcasm first...


Dale the snail said:
nursienorth said:
MDHU Northallerton is the name of the posting as that's where the HQ is, so he was actually right.



Dale the snail said:
jon1467 said:
Single and I believe it is the actual MDHU in Friarage Hospital, although I was unaware that MDHU Northallerton could mean James Cook (Middlesbrough). Could you shed some light on which one it may be?

Cheers
Let's have a guess shall we?

Is the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, or is it in Middlesborough?

Jesus, I hope you never get to take my temperature, you might fuck the directions up.......
Sarcasm is often wasted...............
 
#14
Dale the snail said:
nursienorth said:
MDHU Northallerton is the name of the posting as that's where the HQ is, so he was actually right.



Dale the snail said:
jon1467 said:
Single and I believe it is the actual MDHU in Friarage Hospital, although I was unaware that MDHU Northallerton could mean James Cook (Middlesbrough). Could you shed some light on which one it may be?

Cheers
Let's have a guess shall we?

Is the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, or is it in Middlesborough?

Jesus, I hope you never get to take my temperature, you might fuck the directions up.......
Sarcasm is often wasted...............
Unlike you of course....
 
#15
nursienorth said:
Maybe you should learn the art of sarcasm first...
It's the lowest form of wit. I don't claim to be witty either, and nor do I wipe old granny's arrses.
 
#16
Nor do i!!!

I caress them with TLC! lol

Dale the snail said:
nursienorth said:
Maybe you should learn the art of sarcasm first...
It's the lowest form of wit. I don't claim to be witty either, and nor do I wipe old granny's arrses.
 
#17
nursienorth said:
Nor do i!!!

I caress them with TLC! lol

Dale the snail said:
nursienorth said:
Maybe you should learn the art of sarcasm first...
It's the lowest form of wit. I don't claim to be witty either, and nor do I wipe old granny's arrses.
Of course you do, right before you suffocate them. Dry your eyes princess. It's not a competition.

jon 1467, check PMs.
 
#18
Anyway...before Dale the snail got all defensive...fcuker

The newly qualified nursing programme here is quite good, and you won't do a tour until you've done you JM giving you a chance to settle in a bit as a nurse.
PT sessions are as active as you want them to be, and there's always loads of AT going on. The new RSM is trying to make it a bit greener here which can only be a good thing.
 
#19
Cheers guys so far, a few other questions.

What's the accommodation like? How "green" (green being a good thing) is it? How much AT is available etc.

Incidently if sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, what indeed is the highest? Answers on a postcard.

Edited for mong like spelling.
 
#20
Crabmabb -
Just did a couple of days in A&E earlier in the year, and will hopefully get back there again next year. Did enjoy it, staff were all pretty canny. What are you going to be doing there?
Unfortunately I'm gonna be on a mental health rotation next, not as exciting as A&E :( :( ... should be fun as the inpatients have been pestered by students since January, so no1 will want to talk to us.... wuhoo....
 

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