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Welcome to outpatients

 

Acute Pain

Pain relief after day surgery

 

Anaesthetic

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

 

Cardiology

Decisions about cardiopulmonary resuscitation

 

Chaplaincy

A practical guide for the recently bereaved

Chaplaincy

 

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

 

Diabetes

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

 

Endoscopy

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

 

General

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

Cryotherapy

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

 

Medicine

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

 

Orthopaedics

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

Acupuncture

 

Physiotherapy

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

 

Radiology

Defecating Proctogram

Ultrasound

 

Respiratory

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

 

Therapies

Corticosteroid injection therapy

Occupational Therapy

 

Upper GI

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Laparoscopic Incisional/Ventral Hernia repair

 

Urology

Flexible cystoscopy

 

Volunteers

Paediatric Volunteer leaflet

Your role as a volunteer patient