Hospital plans revised

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has outlined revised plans for a new hospital for Berwick after listening closely to the views of local people.

At a meeting of the Trust’s board on Thursday, NHS leaders agreed to develop fresh plans to build the new hospital on the existing town-centre site of Berwick Infirmary.

At a series of engagement events held earlier this year, residents expressed concern over delays so far, as well as the very firm view that they would greatly value the new hospital being built in the heart of Berwick, making access easier for patients and visitors alike.

The Trust is now keen to work with all healthcare partners on plans for the hospital.