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Give views on future health priorities

People living and working across Northumberland are being asked to share their views on future health and care priorities by completing an online survey launched earlier this week.

Delays can hold up patient discharge or transfers.

Transfer delays hold up beds

On an average day at the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, four beds are occupied by patients who no longer need to stay in hospital, according to figures from NHS England.

Brandon Ballance

Mum welcomes new drug laws

A mother whose son has endured a life-long battle with cancer hopes the UK is ‘finally moving in the right direction’, after rules relating to cannabis-based medicines have been relaxed.

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