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NHS payouts: The cost of medical negligence in the region

Medical negligence payouts have cost Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust almost £32million in the past five years, although it has avoided the eye-watering bills seen elsewhere in the country.

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Newly qualified nursing graduates.

First batch of new student nurses qualify

The first students to study on a new 18-month full-time work-based nursing degree have graduated with flying colours.

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The Care Quality Commission rated the home as inadequate.

Care home rated ‘inadequate’

Inspectors have rated a Wallsend care home as ‘inadequate’ following a recent assessment.

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North Tyneside General Hospital

This winter crisis is worse

Hearing the words NHS winter crisis as we enter what is the 70th anniversary year of the NHS, cynics may ask what is different about this winter.

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North Tyneside General Hospital

Wards are still closed at hospital

North Tyneside General Hospital continues to be affected by a flu and norovirus outbreak.

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Proposals have been drawn up to open a drive thru KFC.

Plans for KFC near school cause uproar

Plans for a KFC drive thru restaurant near John Spence High School in North Shields are being met with strong opposition.

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Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, one of the hospitals run by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Picture by Jane Coltman

Hundreds of Northumbria emergency patients forced to wait up to an hour in queuing ambulances

Ambulances were forced to wait up to an hour at A&E 311 times last month, with emergency patients waiting to be admitted.
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Alnwick Infirmary

Hospital wards remain closed to visitors

A number of wards in Northumberland and North Tyneside are closed and will not be open to visitors today as flu and norovirus continue to impact sites across the area.

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Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, Cramlington

Northumbria hospitals among best performing in England during NHS winter crisis

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was one of a few trusts in the country which kept bed occupancy at a safe level over the festive period, according to the latest NHS data.
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Colin Shevills, director of Balance, the North East Alcohol Office.

Awareness of drinking guidelines ‘shockingly low’

New figures released today show that less than one in five people in the North East are aware of weekly alcohol guidelines, exactly two years since they were launched.

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A NEAS ambulance

Ambulance service under extreme strain

Residents are being reminded to think before dialling 999 after North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) reached its highest level of operational alert due to extreme pressure.

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North East Ambulance Service

Ambulance service under 'severe pressure'

Members of the public are being reminded to think before dialling 999 as North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) reports an increase in pressure.

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Dr Chilonga Kondo and Dr Gileard Masenga, from KCMC, with Brenda Longstaff, Prof Richard Walker and Liam Horgan from Northumbria Healthcare.

Strengthening links with Tanzania partnership

Healthcare leaders from Africa have been given a warm welcome in the region.

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Santa and pharmacist Clair Fenwick at D&C Pharmacy, Cullercoats. Picture by Lee Hogan

Festive pharmacy opening times

Santa has teamed up with the NHS in the North East and North Cumbria to stay healthy and well for Christmas.

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A still image from the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Christmas video.

WATCH: This Christmas, don't leave someone out in the cold

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has released a Christmas video, encouraging people to look out for older people this festive period.

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The risk of norovirus is most effectively reduced by good hygiene.

Stay away warning after outbreak of winter vomiting bug

People are being warned not to visit hospitals unless absolutely necessary after an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug.

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North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields

Urgent care services ‘will continue 24/7’

NHS leaders are hoping to set the record straight over the future of urgent care services in North Tyneside.

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North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields

Politicians vow to continue the fight over North Tyneside’s urgent care

Pressure is continuing to mount on health chiefs over their decision to change urgent care provision.

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Colin Shevills, director of Balance, the North East Alcohol Office.

Conference asks: Are we teaching our children to drink?

What’s the right thing to do as a parent when it comes to alcohol?

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