Summary of team
The Northumbria hospital provides emergency care for seriously ill and injured patients from across Northumberland and North Tyneside.
Here, emergency care consultants work 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our team of medical and nursing staff work hard to assess and treat all patients who attend.
Your GP or the ambulance service may direct you to the Emergency department at The Northumbria hospital. If you have not been sent by a healthcare professional than you will be assessed on arrival and may be redirected to a more appropriate service or location.
The Northumbria hospital
The Northumbria hospital provides emergency care for seriously ill and injured patients
This hospital treats serious emergencies such as:
- Suspected stroke
- Loss of consciousness
- Persistent and severe chest pain
- Sudden shortness of breath
- Severe abdominal pain
- Severe blood loss
All patients are assessed and triaged depending on the severity of their condition. Patients with the highest clinical need are seen first, rather than time order. Patients may be admitted, discharged or referred to an Ambulatory Care service.
It is advisable to call 111 prior to attending the emergency department as there may be a service more suited to your needs. If your condition could be managed elsewhere, you may be re-directed to a different location.