A time capsule has been buried at the site of the new Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington to celebrate a year to the opening of the new hospital.
Ten members of staff including doctors and nurses buried the time capsule containing a variety of items used by staff at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust when caring for the 500,000 people in North Tyneside and Northumberland.
A pack of swabs for screening MRSA, a staff magazine marking the visit from NHS Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh and information about the recent staff awards highlighting the work of Northumbria staff are just some of the items that will be in the time capsule.
Medical director David Evans said: “This ceremony marks a year to go to the opening of the hospital and a new era in emergency care. This is an exciting time.”