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Northumberland child protection orders increase

Answers are being sought over the concerning rise in children subject to protection plans in Northumberland, which is part of a pattern across the region.

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The Northumbria at Cramlington.

Plans to extend Northumberland’s emergency care hospital

Plans have been lodged to build an outpatient extension aimed at de-congesting A&E at Northumberland’s emergency care hospital.

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Coun Georgina Hill

Scepticism on use on methadone in Northumberland

Investment in drug-treatment services in Northumberland is estimated to have prevented 85,000 crimes per year, but one councillor is far from convinced about the use of methadone.

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Ian Lavery, MP for Wansbeck

A useful ‘shift’ at hospital for Wansbeck MP

An evening spent with a routine Friday night shift of doctors, nurses, managers and support staff at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s specialist emergency hospital near Cramlington proved to be a real eye-opener for Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery.

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Today is World No Tobacco Day.

The cost of smoking revealed on World No Tobacco Day

Smoking costs the North East £613.8million a year, according to new data from Action on Smoking Health.

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Tooth decay in youngsters.

Tooth decay is found in fifth of five-year-olds

A fifth of children starting primary school in Northumberland have suffered from tooth decay, new figures from Public Health England show.

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Colin Shevills, director ofBalance.

Older people more likely to be drinking too much

New figures suggest nearly half a million adults in the North East are drinking enough alcohol to increase the health risks.

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Ian Lavery, MP for Wansbeck

The tragedy of screening failure

MPs in the House of Commons were stunned last week to hear Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt reveal a failing in the breast screen programme, which potentially has put the lives of women at risk because of a computer system glitch.

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

Northumbria NHS Trust top for A&E waiting times

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has the best A&E waiting times in the country with 98.8 per cent of patients being treated or admitted within the national four-hour standard.

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Estwar Sanichar, from Northumbria Healthcare's patient experience team, with two of the awards.

Success for trust includes top award

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust won a trio of accolades at the Patient Experience Network (PEN) National Awards.

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Nurses at Northumbria Healthcare, including executive director Ellie Monkhouse (centre), launch #EndPJparalysis.

Campaign encouraging patients to get up and moving is backed by health trust

Nurses have donned their pyjamas to support a national campaign helping patients.

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

A&E and sepsis are among Northumbria NHS trust’s priorities for the year

Reducing the number of people going to A&E and treating sepsis are among the priorities this year for hospitals in Northumberland and North Tyneside.

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Colin Shevills of Balance.

Balance welcomes latest report warning of drinking too much alcohol

A report highlighting the dangers of drinking too much has been welcomed.

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

Northumbria NHS complaints closure targets not met last year

Fewer than a quarter of complaints to the NHS trust running hospitals in Northumberland and North Tyneside were closed within the target of 35 days last year.

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Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, Cramlington

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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