Older heart-attack victims are focus of research project

North East researchers have been awarded £1.7million to investigate heart-attack treatments for patients over the age of 75.

Head of Surgery at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre in Tanzania Dr Kondo (right) pictured at North Tyneside General Hospital where he is training with laparoscopic surgeon Mr Liam Horgan (left)

Northumbria NHS partnership with Tanzania in running for national award

A longstanding international partnership with a North East health trust and a hospital in Tanzania has been shortlisted for a national award for transforming healthcare.

Illicit vodka found on sale in Berwick.

Don't let dodgy spirits haunt you

Residents and shopkeepers are being asked to look out for cheap illicit vodka after it was found on sale in pubs in the Berwick area.
The new Balance campaign.

Northumberland drinkers raise the risk of booze-related cancers

Northumberland drinkers are more likely to be drinking above recommended limits, putting themselves at greater risk of a range of different cancers including mouth, throat, oesophageal and bowel cancer.

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Age group’s drinking in the spotlight

Around half of all alcohol-related hospital admissions in the North East are for people over 50, according to an analysis carried out by Balance – the North East Alcohol Office.

Part of a health warning label.

Alcohol producers fail to tell public of new drinking guidelines

Alcohol brands are failing to inform the public of the drinking guidelines and health harms linked with booze, according to new research.

Chris Johnson, Gillian Thorne, oncology day unit manager, Alan Richardson, Northumbria Healthcare chairman, and Ian Lavery MP at the official opening.

Official opening for new oncology day unit at Wansbeck General Hospital

A new cancer treatment unit has been officially opened at Wansbeck General Hospital.

News from Northumbria Police

Police issue drug warning over blue pills

Northumbria Police has issued a drug warning as a blue pill being sold as ecstasy is now believed to be a combination of cocaine and meth.

Helen Dickinson, left, presenting the cheque with Malcolm Stewart and Liam Hullah to ward sister Leanne Hale, right, and staff from the unit.

Hat-trick of events scores for hospital

A family scored a hat-trick with a fund-raising football match for the hospital which cared for their mother.

A record number of drug deaths were recorded in England and Wales last year.

Drug deaths in Northumberland rise by almost 50% since protection of treatment budget removed

Drug deaths have risen by 48 per cent in Northumberland since the Government removed protection of the drug and alcohol treatment budget, new data has revealed.

The Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital near Cramlington is one of those looking for volunteers.

Volunteers sought for four hospitals

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is appealing for people to come forward to help in its volunteer-run shops and services.

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High praise for region’s mental health services

Mental health and disability NHS services in the North East have been praised as some of the best in the country following a new study by a care watchdog.

Kaydii Inglis, lead learning disability liaison nurse for North Tyneside and Northumberland; Janet Harrison, clinical lead nurse for the learning disability community nursing service in Northumberland; and Clare Arnold, clinical manager for the community learning disabilities service in North Tyneside.

Inspectors praise outstanding community health services

The quality of community learning disabilities services in North Tyneside and Northumberland have been rated as outstanding by the independent regulator of health and social care services in England.

Colin Shevills of Balance.

Pocket-money prices for alcohol continue, warns Balance

Cheap, strong alcohol continues to be sold for pocket-money prices in the North East, according to a new survey.

A new parking system is to come into operation at Wansbeck General Hospital at 6am tomorrow.

New car parking system at Wansbeck hospital

A new car parking procedure for patients and visitors is to come into operation at Wansbeck General Hospital tomorrow morning.

Ailsa Rutter, director of Fresh.

New report focuses on need to reduce smoking in pregnancy

A new report has highlighted the importance of midwives being trained to help tackle smoking in pregnancy and help more women to have healthy births.

Alcohol abuse.

The real price of alcohol - counting the cost in Northumberland

New figures released today by Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, reveal the estimated cost for alcohol harm to Northumberland, hitting front line public services and employers with a staggering bill of around £107.7 million in 2015/16.

Yes I donate - an NHS organ donor card.

Hundreds alive in Northumberland thanks to organ donation

More than 200 people are now alive in Northumberland thanks to organ donation, according to new figures released today.

Members of the Carers Northumberland caring crafting group and their exhibition at The Northumbria hospital with Alison Marshall, right, and Alan Richardson from Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Art by carers on display at hospital

A new exhibition showcasing the work of carers in Northumberland has been unveiled at a hospital in the county.

The smokefree law was introduced on July 1, 2007.

High levels of support for smokefree law 10 years on

On the 10-year anniversary of smokefree law, health and council leaders are hailing it as one of the most important pieces of legislation to protect health in a generation.

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