Health trust plants ash tree to mark going smokefree

Roots have been planted to mark a milestone for a health trust.

Fresh has launched a new campaign warning about the dangers of secondhand smoke on children.

Campaign returns to warn about dangers of secondhand smoke on children

A new campaign has been launched warning smokers of the dangers of second-hand smoke on children.

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

Think GP or pharmacy before A&E this Easter

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

Jonah Morris, from Whitley Bay, who successful quit smoking and is encouraging other smokers to give up the habit.

Support available to help smokers quit

Smokers are being encouraged to stub out the habit.

The Macmillan Mobile Information and Support Service team and bus that will be visiting Cobalt Business Park. Picture by Mike Davidson/Positive Image

Macmillan Cancer service to make visit to North Tyneside

A free cancer advice roadshow is visiting North Tyneside next week.

Northumbria Healthcare signs the NHS Smokefree Pledge. Left to right, chair Alan Richardson, smokefree lead and public health consultant Judith Stonebridge, chief executive Jim Mackey, and executive medical director Jeremy Rushmer.

North east health trust signs up to NHS Smokefree Pledge

A health trust is making its final push to go smoke-free by signing up to a national pledge.

Acupuncture hopes to create new baby boom

Acupuncture brings birth hope

A North Tyneside therapist is hoping that acupuncture will start a baby boom.

Representatives from P&G have handed over a �7,600 cheque to Marie Curie as a result of their fund-raising activities.

P&G raises £7,600 for cancer hospice

Representatives from Procter & Gamble (P&G) have handed over a £7,600 cheque to the Marie Curie Cancer Care Hospice as a result of their fund-raising activities.

Optometrist Gary McMullen carrying out an eye test.

Eye exams help fight the 'sneak thief of sight'

Optometrist Gary McMullan is urging people to have regular eye exams in the fight against glaucoma.
The YMCA's Be Real campaign.

Body image campaign is launched

YMCA North Tyneside has thrown its support behind the Be Real Campaign after new YMCA research revealed that half of young people have been bullied about the way they look.

Mary Glindon

MP raises fibromyalgia awareness

Invisible illnesses can be as devastating as recognised ones, but do not receive the attention they need, according to a local MP.

Stephen Darke, centre, celebrates 65 years since Percy Hedley School'opened alongside chief executive Carole Harder and chair of trustees Jonathan Jowett.

Milestone reached at Percy Hedley

A leading charity is celebrating 65 years of improving the lives of disabled people in the region.

Dr Jeremy Rushmer, executive medical director of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Think twice before going along to A&E

People in North Tyneside and Northumberland are being urged to stay away from A&E unless they are seriously unwell or in need of critical or life-saving care.

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.

A resident at Eastbourne House in Whitley Bay tries virtual reality.

Memories revived with virtual reality

Residents at a Whitley Bay care home took a virtual trip down memory lane using virtual reality headsets.

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.
Children's Choice Nursery in Monkseaton has received a Millie's Mark - a new quality mark.

Nursery’s first aid work is on the mark

A Monkseaton nursery has received national recognition for going above and beyond the minimum requirements in paediatric first aid.

Colin Shevills, of Balance.

Major new report reveals what we think about drink

Eight in 10 North-Easterners think the UK’s relationship with alcohol is ‘unhealthy’, a major new report has revealed.

Rosemount Care Home

Rosemount dementia care praise

Staff at Rosemount Care Home in Whitley Bay have achieved accreditation to provide a pioneering new approach to caring for people living with dementia.

North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields

Bright future for rake lane says nhs boss

Health chiefs have provided fresh assurances that North Tyneside General Hospital has a bright future.

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