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Free NHS wi-fi now available at Trust sites

Public wi-fi is now available at Alnwick Infirmary and 16 other sites across Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

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Become an NHS Trust governor.

Call for governors made by NHS Trust

People who are passionate about their local NHS are being given the opportunity to become more involved by standing for election as a public governor.

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John Swanson and Sue Gilbertson, from HospiceCare North Northumberland, with Chaney Ho and Edward Price, of ADVANTECH

Generous donation to HospiceCare

A cheque of £7,700 has been presented to HospiceCare North Northumberland.

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Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, Cramlington

Full scale of the winter crisis in NHS revealed

Bed occupancy rates in Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust were above safe levels for most of the winter period, which some NHS leaders described as the most challenging they had experienced.

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James Ramsbotham, Chris Land, John McCabe, Douglas Ritchie and Helen Lee at Matfen Hall for the Chamber Northumberland AGM.

Chamber’s AGM receives update on £38m cancer centre

Northumberland business leaders heard the latest news on the specialist Rutherford Cancer Centre, which is due to become operational this summer.

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Northumbria Healthcare has signed the NHS Smokefree Pledge. Pictured, from left, are: chairman Alan Richardson; smokefree lead and public health consultant Judith Stonebridge; chief executive Jim Mackey; and executive medical director Jeremy Rushmer.

Health trust signs Smokefree Pledge

To celebrate No Smoking Day and mark the final push towards going smokefree, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has signed the NHS Smokefree Pledge.

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Druridge Bay beach

Suspected palm oil found on Northumberland beaches

Suspected palm oil has been found on two Northumberland beaches.

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Elliot Smart, one of the apprentices taken on by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Nurse praises the role of apprenticeship programme

A nurse has backed an apprenticeship programme after it helped him secure work at a health trust.

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A campaign on secondhand smoke has been launched.

Campaign reminds parents to take smoking outside

Carbon monoxide, lead, arsenic and benzene are poisons that most of us go out of our way to avoid, but this is the toxic cocktail in tobacco smoke inhaled by smokers and potentially their families in the home and car.

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County Hall in Morpeth.

Continued integration of health and social care

The ongoing partnership work on integrating health and social care in the county is to continue and build on the successes so far.

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Sue Gilbertson.

Specialised dementia nurse to be appointed

HospiceCare North Northumberland is in the process of recruiting an Admiral Nurse to provide end-of-life/specialist palliative care to people living with a diagnosis of dementia.

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Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington. 'Picture by Jane Coltman

Extra hours, violence, stress and working while unwell

The pressures on staff at the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have been revealed in a survey carried out by the health service.

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The demonstration.

Campaigners continue fight

Campaigners braved the rain on Saturday as the fight to reopen 12 beds at Rothbury Community Hospital continues.

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Dr Jeremy Rushmer, executive medical director at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Hospital bed occupancy remains high

NHS England is publishing data each week which documents how each hospital trust is coping with the winter crisis based on key indicators.

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Will you be trying to give up smoking this year?

National No Smoking Day 2018: Eight key times to ditch the cigarettes

An annual initiative aimed at helping people stop smoking is about to kick off for another year.

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Rothbury hospital demonstration. Picture by Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Rothbury hospital demonstration attracts strong support

Despite heavy rain, there was a strong turnout at a demonstration in Rothbury today.

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Berwick Infirmary.

Rescheduled events to hear views on future of hospital

North Northumberland residents are being reminded of a series of rescheduled events being held to gather people’s views on the possibility of a new integrated hospital development in Berwick.

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Protestors at the NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group  meeting about Rothbury Community Hospital at Morpeth Town Hall.' Picture by Jane Coltman

Demonstration planned as fight to save beds continues

Campaigners fighting to reopen 12 beds at Rothbury Community Hospital are staging a demonstration this weekend.

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Gareth Williams, Ben Wickens and Steve Harper.

Young cancer patient interviews ex-Newcastle United goalkeeper

A young Rothbury goalie who has undergone a number of surgeries since his New Year’s Day cancer diagnosis has interviewed one of Newcastle United’s former keepers.

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Give quitting a go this No Smoking Day.

Smokers urged to give quitting a go on No Smoking Day

Thousands of smokers in Northumberland are being urged to give quitting a go on No Smoking Day next week – and try to quit at least once a year until they stop for good.

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