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Governors sought to help on health issues

Residents with a passion for health are being given the chance to be more involved.

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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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Residents are being encouraged to think GP or pharmacy before A&E this Easter.

Think pharmacy or GP before A&E this Easter, urges NHS

Health chiefs are urging residents to think pharmacy or GP, instead of A&E, for any non-emergency health issues over Easter.

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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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Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital

Extra hours, violence, stress and working while unwell

The pressures on staff at the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have been revealed in a survey carried out by the health service.

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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.

Hospital in Africa will get fresh support from trust

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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Rothbury hospital demonstration. Picture by Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Rothbury hospital demonstration attracts strong support

Despite heavy rain, there was a strong turnout at a demonstration in Rothbury today.

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Counsellor Anna Dallavalle, of Stepping Stones.

Course will offer help with the menopause

The menopause is a time in life which affects every woman in one form or another.

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Claire Murdoch, National Mental Health Director for NHS England.

Experts come together for health conference

National and local experts came together to address some key issues around mental health.

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The young people who are volunteering with Northumbria Healthcare as part of the national HelpForce project.

Hospital restrictions lifted, but stay vigilant to viruses

Welcome to this month’s matron column, bringing you up to date with all of the developments in our NHS Foundation Trust in the Morpeth area.

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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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Colin Shevills of Balance.

Report shows UK has an ‘unhealthy’ relationship with alcohol

Eight in ten people in the North East think the UK’s relationship with alcohol is ‘unhealthy’, a new report has revealed.

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From left, volunteers Ethan Mackey and Lauren Seabrook with patient Audrey Greenwell at The Northumbria hospital. 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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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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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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More positive experiences in maternity care

New mothers are having a positive experience of maternity care and treatment within the NHS, according to a new survey.

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Ailsa Rutter, director of Fresh, Smoke Free North East

Report clarifies concerns over e-cigarettes on health

Health chiefs have welcomed news that vaping poses only a small fraction of the risks of smoking.

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Public health funding cuts are impacting the support for smokers, it is claimed.

Budget cuts impacting on help for smokers

Cuts in public health funding are impacting support available for smokers, claim officials.

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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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