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Theatres open day event - 29 February 2020

Welcome to the Northumbria world of theatres…

Working within the operating department at Northumbria Healthcare offers a range of career opportunities for nurses and operating department practitioners.

There are theatre departments across five hospital sites, North Tyneside, Wansbeck, Hexham, Alnwick and our most recently built hospital, Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital.

The service we run offers patients routine and emergency surgery 365 days a year. This covers a vast range of specialities including orthopaedic, trauma, general surgery, plastic surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology.

Team work and innovation are at the core of our ethos and our highly skilled professionals encourage and promote personal and team development. We are currently working towards having laparoscopic robots in our theatres, providing the surgeon with high-definition, magnified 3D images, allowing for increased accuracy.

The roles in theatres vary, from physician assistants, advanced surgical care practitioners and surgical care practitioners.

As evidenced by being rated outstanding twice since 2016, the theatres departments are committed to staff welfare and upholding the trust values. This is also reflected in high staff satisfaction survey results.

We are passionate about delivering excellence and developing the newest technologies so that our patients receive the best care possible.

To find out more and meet members of our team, come along to our open day at our Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care hospital, on Saturday 29 February, from 9am till 11am.

Our open day will give you the opportunity to experience our patients’ theatres journey and explore the roles available.


If you want to come along, click here to let us know 

If you are unable to attend the open day, please contact Gill Harris on

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