Patients living in and around Cramlington will now benefit from a new outpatient centre.
The new outreach facility – next to Frankie & Benny’s Restaurant in the south mall of Manor Walks Shopping Centre – will bring the high quality care and expertise the Newcastle Hospitals are renowned for, closer to thousands of patients.
Sir Leonard Fenwick, chief executive of the Newcastle Hospitals, said: “We have somewhere in the region of 1.3 million outpatient attendances in our clinics at both the Royal Victoria Infirmary and Freeman Hospital each year.
“Nearly a quarter of a million of these patients come from east Northumberland and in particular Cramlington and Blyth Valley areas, hence we have decided to introduce a brand new, state of the art outpatient centre in the very heart of Cramlington.”
The new centre will provide many specialist clinics, diagnostic tests and other services in a convenient location.
Manor Walks general manager, Bruno Coppola, added: “We are delighted to welcome the Healthcare and Diagnostic Centre from The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to the community here at Manor Walks.”