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.

Alcohol increases the risk of seven types of cancer.

Drinkers urged to take more days off the booze

With Dry January over, drinkers in the region are being encouraged to take more days off the booze.

From left, Alan Campbell MP, Dr Tom Lee, matron Sandra Marshall, Dr Irving Cobden and Prof Roger Barton. Picture by Gavin Duthie.

Official opening of endoscopy unit

North Tyneside General Hospital’s new £2.5million endoscopy unit, which gives patients access to some of the best facilities available in the NHS, has been officially opened.

Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb.

Mental-health summit in North East

A conference that took place in the North East attracted local speakers and a host of national experts to address some of the key issues surrounding mental health.

Mary Glindon MP

MP learns of radio aids for deaf kids

North Tyneside MP Mary Glindon has been learning how pre-school deaf children can benefit from transformational technology.

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

How Northumbria NHS Trust is coping with the winter crisis

NHS England is publishing data each week which documents how each hospital trust is coping with the winter crisis based on key indicators.
Colin Shevills, director of Balance, the North East Alcohol Office.

Delaying introduction of MUP will cost lives, warns Balance

At least 75 North-East lives will be lost if the Government delays the introduction of a minimum unit price (MUP) in England for five years, the region’s alcohol office has warned.

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Call for help from cancer patients

People with pancreatic cancer on North Tyneside are being asked to share their experience to help improve support in the future

The bill for all types of medical negligence claims in England, including damages and legal fees, has risen four-fold in 10 years.

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.

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.

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.

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.

North Tyneside General Hospital

Wards are still closed at hospital

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

KFC stores across the UK have been hit

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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