New outpatient centre open in shopping mall

The new outpatient centre at Manor Walks.
The new outpatient centre at Manor Walks.

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.”