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How do I get referred to the service?

If you have cancer or a life-limiting illness and need our support your GP, district nurse, or any health or social care professional can refer you.

How do I get urgent advice?

Marie Curie @ Northumbria Rapid Response Service is part of our Palliative Care Northumbria service in North Tyneside. They are able to respond within one hour to a call for urgent advice. If required, they will visit you at home. This service is available seven days a week from 9am until 7pm.

In Northumberland you can get urgent advice by contacting your GP, district nursing team or out of hours via NHS 111.

Contact details

For urgent advice call your local service:

North Tyneside Rapid Response             07825 756675
Opening hours 9am to 7pm daily

Onecall (Northumberland)                        01670 536 400
24/7 phone line


To contact your local community palliative  care team call:

North Tyneside community team             0191 293 4376

Northumberland community team          01670 859 015


If you are enquiring about a patient at one of our palliative care units call:

North Tyneside Palliative Care Unit         0191 235 4903

Wansbeck Palliative Care Unit                   01670 529 960


To contact the hospital palliative care team call:

North Tyneside General Hospital team    07825 756 827

Wansbeck General Hospital team              07825 761 625

Northumbria Hospital team                        07825 756 625

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