Care home is rated as good after recent CQC inspection

A care home in South Broomhill has been rated as good by inspectors, after making improvements in certain areas.

New figures covering the whole of the Christmas and New Year period have shown the busiest time on record for NHS staff across North East hospitals and for the North East Ambulance Service.

Festive period busiest on record for region’s NHS

NHS figures, covering the whole of the Christmas and New Year period, show the busiest time on record for NHS staff working across the region’s hospitals and for the North East Ambulance Service.

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Pressure mounts on region’s NHS services

Hospitals in the North East continue to see unprecedented demand, while the region’s ambulance service remains under intense pressure.

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Staff at Northumbria Healthcares new emergency care hospital at Cramlington.

Bigger bill for key hospital as rates rise

Rising business rates could cost Northumberland’s key hospital almost £8million over the next five years following a 50 per cent increase in April.

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Matron Heather Lawson in the new centre of excellence for orthopaedics at Wansbeck General Hospital.

Open day as Trust looks for new nurses

Nurses looking for a new challenge for 2017 are being invited to come along to an open recruitment event at Wansbeck General Hospital later this month, where the region’s newest centre of excellence for orthopaedics is based.


UK mothers 'among worst in world' for problems caused by drinking during pregnancy

New research places Britain among the top five countries worldwide for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome - a condition caused by mothers drinking during pregnancy.

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Northumbria University student nurses at North Tyneside Hospital at the launch of a new course with in partnership with Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust who will train staff working in supporting roles in the Trust to become fully qualifed nurses. It is believed to the first course of its kind in the country, and has been developed in partnership to help the trust overcome issues in recruiting staff.Pictured is Alison Machin, Department of Healthcare, Northumbria University (left) and Debbie reap Interim Executive Director of Nursing, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (right).  #NorthNewsAndPictures/2daymedia

Unique opportunity to train as a nurse

People with a healthcare background are being given the chance to train to be nurses in the North East on a unique programme.

Rothbury Community Hospital

Health hub bid unveiled as vision for future care

Campaigners fighting to save an inpatient ward at their village hospital have unveiled a grand plan in a desperate bid to persuade NHS bosses to reopen the unit.

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NEAS representatives with some of the CFR team. Picture by Doug Pittman

Appeal to attract new life-saving volunteers

A volunteer recruitment drive has been launched in Northumberland to encourage residents to become lifesavers.

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Public is urged to stop misusing NHS emergency services

Health bosses in the North East have issued a stark warning to the public who are misusing emergency NHS services, putting unnecessary pressure on hospitals and more seriously-ill patients at risk.

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Northumberland ambulance responses among fastest in country

Response times of community paramedics in Northumberland are among the fastest in the country for 999 emergencies, according to data analysed by a national newspaper.

Rothbury Community Hospital

County leads the way in new care model

Winter is beginning to bite and our thoughts turn to the annual pressure it places on our services, the NHS in particular.

Dr Nicholaus Mazuguni and nurse Neema Natai from Tanzania who have learnt valuable skills and experience of the NHS during their placements at Northumbria Healthcare.

Tanzanian medics ready to share their learning experience

A doctor and nurse have swapped Tanzania for Northumberland to learn valuable skills and experience of the NHS as part of a pioneering international health link.

A public engagement session is being held at Bell View in Belford.

Ambitious NHS plans to be heard in Belford

Residents are being invited to attend an event to explain the ambitious vision for health and care services across Northumberland.

Slimming World Consultants Lorna Daniels and Rachael Bewley meet TV presenter Stephen Mulhern.

Alnwick pair meet TV Star at Slimming World Awards

Two Alnwick Slimming World consultants have got the magic touch when it comes to weight loss, according to TV presenter Stephen Mulhern.

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Major funding boost to help cancer fight

Scientists and clinicians in the North East are set to receive a major cash injection from Cancer Research UK.


Norovirus cases at five-year high

More patients have been struck down with the norovirus vomiting bug this season compared with the previous five years, according to official figures.

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Pharmacy opening times

Access to pharmacies this weekend

The following pharmacies are open over the New Year weekend. For out-of-hours advice, ring 111.

Two batches of the prawns have been recalled.

Aldi tikka prawns recalled over salmonella fears

Aldi has recalled two batches of prawns, including from its store in Berwick, as it is feared they could contain salmonella.

Marlene Westwick and Kaylee Jo Kendal.

Smokers encouraged to quit as 2017 begins

The region’s smokers are being encouraged to quit for New Year to reduce their risk of a range of smoking-related heart problems.

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