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Full scale of the winter crisis in NHS revealed

Bed occupancy rates in Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust were above safe levels for most of the winter period, which some NHS leaders described as the most challenging they had experienced.

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Druridge Bay beach

Suspected palm oil found on Northumberland beaches

Suspected palm oil has been found on two Northumberland beaches.

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Hospital CCTV issue is raised

Concerns have been raised over CCTV at Blyth Community Hospital in relation to three assaults outside the building in recent months.

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Dr Chilonga Kondo, second left, and Dr Gileard Masenga, second right, from KCMC with Brenda Longstaff, centre, Prof Richard Walker, far left, and Liam Horgan from Northumbria Healthcare.

Support for hospital in Africa

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is working together with Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) to deliver day case surgery to the local population.

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Wansbeck urgent care centre is closing temporarily overnight.

Winter pressures mean temporary overnight closure of urgent care centre

The urgent care centre at Wansbeck General Hospital is being closed temporarily overnight because of 'unprecedented' winter pressures.
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Dr Jeremy Rushmer

Trust calls on residents to think twice before going along to A&E

People in Northumberland are being urged to stay away from A&E unless they are seriously unwell or in need of critical or life-saving care.

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Trust taking part in VR initiative

A North East mental health trust is involved in a pioneering virtual reality (VR) initiative.

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Some of the young people who are volunteering with Northumbria Healthcare as part of the national HelpForce project. Picture by Gavin Duthie.

Launch of major health volunteering project in county

A new national drive to boost volunteering across the NHS has been launched with young people in Northumberland.

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Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, Cramlington

New healthcare trust roadshows

Northumberland residents are being invited to give their input on how Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust can improve patient experiences in outpatients, at its urgent care centres and at the Specialist Emergency Care Hospital near Cramlington.

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A survey from the British Heart Foundation on organ donation.

Three-quarters of people would support law change on organ donation

More than three-quarters of people in the North East are in favour of a change in the law on organ donation, new figures reveal.

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Dr Blair moves from CCG to health trust

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Dr Alistair Blair to the role of GP medical director.

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Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital at Cramlington, which is run by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Winter still biting hard on Northumbria Healthcare hospitals

The pressures of winter are still being felt within Northumbria Healthcare hospitals, according to the latest NHS figures.
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Chasedale Care Home in Blyth.

Care homes get dementia praise

Teams at six care homes have achieved accreditation to provide a pioneering new approach to caring for people living with dementia.

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WATCH: New cancer centre in Northumberland will soon be open

A £32million state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility in Northumberland is set to be opened in May.

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Alcohol increases the risk of seven types of cancer.

Drinkers urged to take more days off the booze

With Dry January over, drinkers in the region are being encouraged to take more days off the booze.

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These feet are made for walking...

Shocking figures for weekly walk

Walking is one of the easiest ways to keep fit and stay healthy – but 31% of people in Northumberland don’t even manage a 10-minute walk once a week.

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Trust in top 100 list for apprentices

A NHS apprenticeship programme in the North East has been recognised in the prestigious Centrica Top 100 employer list.

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Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb.

Mental-health summit in North East

A conference that took place in the North East attracted local speakers and a host of national experts to address some of the key issues surrounding mental health.

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Keen walker Bill Godfrey.

Better health is just a walk away

Walk your way to health with a new series of weekly strolls.

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Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, one of the hospitals run by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

How Northumbria NHS Trust is coping with the winter crisis

NHS England is publishing data each week which documents how each hospital trust is coping with the winter crisis based on key indicators.
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