Trust event on hospital

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A drop-in session is being held to give more information about a new hospital and model of emergency care being introduced.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is holding the session, ahead of a public awareness campaign being launched in March, so people can ask questions on the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital.

It takes place on Friday, February 27, from 2pm to 4pm in the main entrance of Wansbeck General Hospital.

Andrea Stoker, general manager at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, said: “With only four months to go, this is an ideal time for people to learn more about our new model of emergency care which will come into operation this summer.”

“Our staff will be on hand to answer any questions people may have either about our new hospital or services at our general hospitals and we would encourage people to ask us any questions they might have.”

When the new emergency care hospital opens in June, it will treat all seriously ill and injured patients from across Northumberland and North Tyneside, with emergency care consultants on site 24/7 and specialists also working seven days.

People with less serious conditions, but who still require urgent care, will continue to receive treatment at 24-hour walk-in services at the trust’s general hospitals in Hexham, North Tyneside and Wansbeck.