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Work starts on Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital

    • Duchess of Northumberland starts work on new hospital
9 October 2012 The Duchess of Northumberland today carried out a ground-breaking ceremony for a new hospital that will mark a new era in the way emergency care patients are treated. The revolutionary new Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital at Cramlington will be the first hospital in the country…

Consultants up to the challenge

    • Consultants Chris Haigh, Richard Thomson and Mike Bradburn gear up for the run
July 2 2012 A group of hospital consultants are in training for the gruelling Castles and Islands Challenge to raise money for the new Specialist Emergency Care Hospital at Cramlington. It will be the first fundraising event for the hospital and will go towards providing artwork for the new…

Plans for health and social care scheme given green light

    • Haltwhistle hospital will be rebuilt under plans
7 June 2012 Plans to greatly improve health and social care in Haltwhistle have been given the go-ahead. Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Northumberland County Council’s planning application for an integrated health and social care scheme was approved by the council’s planning and environment committee last night. The…

The road to better healthcare

    • Project lead Paul Brayson and emergency care consultant Andy Jones look at plans for the new hospital
16 May 2012 Work is now underway on the main access road that will lead to Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington, Northumberland. These works are part of the £1million improvements on and around the site that will provide better and safer access to the new hospital for…

Preferred site identified for Berwick hospital

    • Berwick Infirmary modern matron  Annaluisa Wood with academy headteacher Stephen Quinlan at the proposed new site
8.May 2012 A preferred site for a new multi-million-pound hospital for Berwick has been identified, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Berwick Academy with the support of Northumberland County Council have announced. A draft option agreement has been prepared between the Trust and the academy, which is subject to…

Site for specialist emergency care hospital bought

19 December 2011 Plans to build a specialist emergency care hospital aimed at saving more lives in Northumberland and North Tyneside have taken another step forward. Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has officially bought the site alongside the A189 to the south of East Cramlington for the state-of-the-art hospital.…

Emergency care consultants prepare for new specialist emergency care hospital

    • Choose well is message from A&E consultants Jo Hughes, Mike Rickards and Mark Harrison
7 December 2011 Four new emergency medicine consultants have been recruited by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to boost the specialist teams in preparation for working in the new Specialist Emergency Care Hospital. The new recruits will bring the total number of emergency medicine specialists in the Trust to…

Plans are forging ahead for a new specialist emergency care hospital

PRESS RELEASE 5 September 2011 Top doctors have thrown their weight behind the specialist emergency care hospital for patients in Northumberland and North Tyneside. Experienced clinicians at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have said the planned state-of-the-art hospital – the first of its kind in the country – will…

New Emergency Care Hospital plans submitted

PRESS RELEASE 23rd February 2011 A planning application for a revolutionary new Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, believed to be the first of its kind in the country, has been submitted by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to Northumberland County Council. If the plans get the go-ahead, patients arriving at…