We are one of the country’s top performing NHS foundation trusts, looking after the wellbeing of around half a million people across Northumberland and North Tyneside – one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in England.
We provide hospital and community health services in North Tyneside and hospital, community health and adult social care services in Northumberland. We provide care from three general hospitals – Hexham, Wansbeck and North Tyneside, community hospitals in Alnwick, Berwick, Rothbury and Blyth, an integrated health and social care facility at haltwhistle, an elderly care unit in Morpeth and outpatients and diagnostic centres at Sir GB Hunter in Wallsend and Morpeth NHS Centre
In June 2015 we opened The Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital (The Northumbria) in Cramlington. This is the first purpose-built hospital of its kind in the country, with emergency care consultants working 24 hours a day, seven days a week and specialists in a broad range of conditions on site seven days a week
Our community teams provide NHS care outside of our hospitals in a variety of settings. In addition we provide adult social care services in Northumberland to support people who need help to live independently at home. We pride ourselves on providing joined up care for patients and giving people the support they need to return home after a stay with us, and have strong relationships with GPs to deliver seamless care for patients.
In March 2015 we were chosen as a ‘vanguard’ site by NHS England – one of eight sites in the country to be tasked with taking a national lead on transforming care for patients. For more information, click here.
In May 2016, we became only the fourth trust nationally to be rated 'outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission.
In August 2016, we were given the green light by NHS Improvement to establish a ‘foundation group’ which will help drive innovation and improvement across the NHS. Northumbria Foundation Group has been created to help us share our knowledge, expertise and support to other NHS organisations across the country. For more information and to see the services on offer click here.
We are one of the largest employers in the North East with almost 9,500 dedicated members of staff. Our employees helped make us the best place to work in the NHS 2015.