New era in care video goes viral

Staff at Wansbeck General Hospital preparing for the changes in emergency care at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
Staff at Wansbeck General Hospital preparing for the changes in emergency care at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

A high-profile public awareness campaign to ensure people understand the changes taking place when a new hospital opens it’s doors this summer has been launched.

This week, a new video starring emergency care staff from across the trust’s hospitals in the region, has been launched on the campaign microsite www.northumbria.nhs.uk/emergency and shared with over 265,000 people thanks to hundreds of local people, regional leaders, as well as high profile NHS personalities, who have signed up via social media to show their support for the changes taking place in June.

The #NewEra in emergency care video stars emergency medicine consultants, matrons and emergency nurse practitioners, as well as the trust’s medical director Mr David Evans, who together proudly tell the story about the new model of emergency care being introduced at Northumbria Healthcare.

People who have signed up via social media to support the new model of emergency care being introduced by Northumbria Healthcare include Sir David Nicholson, former chief executive of the NHS, Dean Royles, former chief executive of NHS Employers, Anne Cooper a senior nurse working at NHS England, as well as the North East Chamber of Commerce.

Dr Chris Biggin said: “Our new video captures just a glimpse of the enthusiasm amongst our clinical teams as we all gear up for our new way of working which will improve emergency care for the vast population we serve across Northumberland.”