About us

    • High quality care
    • High quality care

We manage hospital, community health and adult social care services in Northumberland and hospital and community health services in North Tyneside. 

We are recognised as one of the country’s top trusts. CHKS, the UK’s leading independent provider of healthcare intelligence and quality improvement services, has named the Trust as one of the 40 best performing organisations for the fifth consecutive year.

Our annual budget is around £420 million and we use this to provide care to over half a million people. 

Our hospitals

We have nine hospitals – three general hospitals in Hexham, North Tyneside and Wansbeck and six community hospitals in Alnwick, Berwick, Blyth, Morpeth, Rothbury and Sir GB Hunter in Wallsend. Services delivered at Haltwhistle War Memorial Hospital have temporarily transferred to Hexham General Hospital to make way for a new integrated health and social care scheme.

We are also building a new specialist emergency care hospital in east Cramlington which will be one of the first of its kind in the country.

Health services in the community

We provide NHS care outside of our hospitals, this can be delivered in your home, from your GP practice, in a primary care centre, and for children some services are provided in their schools. This includes services such as community and district nursing, health visiting, rehabilitation, public health and sexual health services.

Adult social care

We also provide adult social care services in Northumberland to support people who need help to live independently at home. These services are provided, following an assessment, to those who are disabled or have ill health. This includes services such as day care, equipment services, home adaptation, occupational therapy and support for carers.