New number for NHS

TELEPHONE numbers are changing for Northumberland’s hospital services.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will introduce a new non-geographic number on Friday for all general enquiries.

It replaces the existing switchboard 0844 line, which was perceived to be expensive. The new number means that anyone calling will be charged no more than a call to a geographic number, regardless of whether they are using a landline or mobile. It will also be included in ‘free minute’ call packages.

The new number is 0344 8118111.