Opportunity to get all the details about arrangements at new hospital

County residents can find out more about a new model of emergency care for the area at special sessions next week.

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is holding drop-in events, ahead of a public awareness campaign that starts in March, so members of the public can get the information they need on how services will operate when the specialist hospital near Cramlington opens in June.

This facility will treat all seriously ill and injured patients from across Northumberland and North Tyneside, with emergency care consultants on site 24/7 and specialists also available seven days a week.

People with less serious conditions, but who still require urgent care, will continue to receive treatment at 24-hour walk-in services at the trust’s general hospitals in Hexham, North Tyneside and Wansbeck.

Andrea Stoker, general manager at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This is an ideal time for people to learn more about our new model of emergency care, which will come into operation this summer.

“Our staff will be on hand to answer any questions people may have either about our new hospital or services at our general hospitals.”

The drop-in sessions will run from 2pm to 4pm at the Hexham and Wansbeck hospitals on Monday and Friday, February 27, respectively.