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Welcome to outpatients


Acute Pain

Pain relief after day surgery



Having your operation under regional anaesthesia (nerve block)


Breast Care

Breast sentinel lymph node biopsy

Early discharge with your drain following breast surgery

Exercise for Arm Lymphoedema

Simple lymphatic drainage of the upper limb

The breast prosthesis fitting service

Your guide to breast and chest wall swelling after breast cancer treatments

Your guide to discharge from the breast clinic 

Your guide to endocrine therapy

Your guide to mastectomy

Your guide to needle tests

Your guide to recovery after breast surgery

Your guide to skin care

Your guide to the Breast Clinic

Your guide to wearing compression garments

Your treatment plan following breast surgery



Decisions about cardiopulmonary resuscitation



A practical guide for the recently bereaved



Child Health

Asthma Management Plan

Viral Induced Wheeze


Clinical Support

Your guide to the oral glucose tolerance test


Community Services

Admission avoidance resource team (AART)

Caring for someone who is in hospital

Information for young people


Dental service

Inhalation Sedation "Happy Air"

Northumbria Dental Service



16 - 25 diabetes service

Clinical health psychology in diabetes care

Diabetes and steroid therapy

Eating plan after a gastric bypass

General foot care information for people with diabetes

Information about your appointment with the Paediatric Dietitian

Lactose Free Diet

Sick day rules for people with diabetes

Type 2 diabetes and lifestyle changes

Your guide to the oral glucose tolerance test


Discharge information

Surgical day unit  - patient discharge Information


Emergency Care

Stop before your op

Welcome to Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital



Guidelines for using the enema

Information following flexible sigmoidoscopy

Information following Gastroscopy with sedation

Your guide to having a Colonoscopy

Your guide to having a combined Gastroscopy and Colonoscopy

Your guide to having a Gastroscopy

Your guide to having an oesophageal stent placement


Falls and Syncope

Orthostatic Hypotension with reduced salt intake

Tilt table testing



Your health and social care record


Health Psychology

Psychology services for people with cancer


Infection Control

A guide to achieving good hand hygiene

Catheter information card

Clostridium difficile Infection

Clostridium difficile information card

Diarrhoea and vomiting

Dietary advice for patients at risk of infection from foods

Faecal Microbiota Transplantation

MRSA for pre-assessment patients


Lower GI

Bowel care - your guide to support services


Maternity, Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Alcohol and pregnancy don't mix

Anti-D Prophylaxis for pregnant RhD Negative Women


Expecting a baby (emotional changes in pregnancy and after childbirth)

Having your baby with us

Home birth

Punch biopsy

The Obstetrics and Gynaecology Health Psychology Service

Third and fourth degree perineal tear

Vitamin K information for parents to be

Water birth



Lumbar puncture

Ticket for home postcard

Welcome to the Jubilee Day Hospital

Your guide to understanding Delirium


Minor Injuries


Nutrition and Dietetics

Eating plan after gastric bypass

Information about your appointment with the children's dietitian

Lactose free diet

Low residue dietary information

Meal ideas following bariatric surgery - pureed to solid food



Care after hip fracture

Discharge advice following a mallet finger injury

Discharge advice for a 5th metacarpal (hand) fracture

Discharge advice for a 5th metatarsal base (foot) fracture

Discharge advice for a big toe fracture 

Discharge advice for a child's clavicle (collar bone) fracture

Discharge advice for a child's torus (buckle) distal radius fracture

Discharge advice for an Acromioclavicular Joint (AC-J) injury

Discharge advice for an adult's clavicle fracture (broken collar bone)

Discharge advice for a proximal humerus fracture

Discharge advice for a radial head/neck (elbow) fracture

Discharge advice for a suspected scaphoid (wrist) fracture

Hip arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy

Preparing for foot and ankle surgery

Welcome to Northumbria total knee replacement programme

Welcome to Northumbria total hip replacement programme


Pain Management




Advice after mastectomy or wide local excision

Advice and exercises after the birth of your baby

Advice and exercises after breast reconstruction using a tissue expander

Advice and exercises after breast reconstruction using latissimus dorsi flap

Advice and exercises during pregnancy

Advice and exercises following breast reconstruction using an abdominal flap

Exercise advice following Mastopexy, Breast Reduction, Breast Augmentation, and replacement of tissue expander with definitive prosthesis (implant)

Exercises after a Caesarean birth

Exercise after gynaecological surgery

Exercises after shoulder surgery

Exercises following knee replacement

Exercises following total hip replacement

External anal sphincter exercises

How to clear your secretions

Physiotherapy advice following mastectomy or wide local excision

Pulmonary rehabilitation information

Short of breath

Shoulder Subacromial Pain


Psychological Therapies

Priory Memory Clinic

Psychology services for people with cancer


Plaster cast care

Your guide to cast care


Public Health School Nursing

Information for parents and carers of primary and first school children

Information for young people



Defecating Proctogram




Bronchoscopy and Endobronchial ultrasound

Sleep apnoea and CPAP treatment


Sexual Health

Options pregnancy decision making services


Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy Service (SALT) for adults in hospital



Corticosteroid injection therapy

Occupational Therapy


Upper GI

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic Incisional/Ventral Hernia repair



Flexible cystoscopy



Paediatric Volunteer leaflet

Your role as a volunteer patient