Welcome to our media centre, our online resource for journalists where you will find contact details and the latest press releases.
The communications department is the first point of contact for all media calls regarding our services. You can contact the department directly for information, filming and interview requests - please do not contact individual members of staff directly. We aim to provide a prompt service to the media and we can usually identify and contact the most appropriate person quickly in order to access the information required.
For media enquiries during office hours (Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm) please contact:
Jaclyn Curry, media and communications officer
- 0191 203 1654
Liz Davies, senior media and communications officer
- 0191 203 1512
For urgent out-of-hours media enquiries please click here to access on-call arrangements.
We place great emphasis on the need for the strictest confidentiality in respect of our patients. We will not divulge any information about a patient unless we are given permission from the individual, their guardian or their next of kin. All requests for interviewing/photographing patients must be made through the communications department. We strongly believe in respecting the rights of our patients to keep their clinical details confidential.
These will be done only if the journalist making the request has the name of the patient concerned and the patient or his/her next of kin gives consent. Please do not phone the wards directly but contact the communications department.