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HEALTHCARE services in Northumberland are doing better than ever, according to a new report.

Annual figures for Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust suggest that it is continuing to improve.

During the past year more than 98 per cent of A&E patients were treated within four hours of arrival, and more than 90 per cent were seen by a specialist within the target time after being referred by their GP.

The Trust also achieved more than £17million in efficiency savings, and made a surplus of more than £8million, which will be reinvested into patient care.