Entries by Claire Jackson

NHS Trust launches Winter Wellness Campaign

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust, (NTW), which provides mental health and disability services and support across the North East, has a launched a winter wellness campaign to address loneliness and distress this Christmas. The trust is aiming to reach young men who might not otherwise be aware of where they can go for […]

Healthwatch England submits new report to Parliament

In his first annual report to Parliament as Chair of Healthwatch, Sir Robert Francis looks beyond health and social care performance statistics to explore how people are experiencing care day-to-day across England. Drawing on evidence from 406,567 people, over the last year Healthwatch has looked at what people are saying about GPs and community services, […]

Whalton Unit to relocate to Wansbeck General Hospital

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has made the following announcement: ‘In order to ensure that staffing is as resilient as possible for winter, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has announced that the Whalton Unit in Morpeth is to temporarily transfer to Wansbeck General Hospital in Ashington. The inpatient ward, which delivers specialist rehabilitation for frail […]

Rothbury Hospital – Task and Finish Group

A new group will examine proposals put forward by the NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) regarding the future of Rothbury Community Hospital. The services at the hospital are commissioned by the CCG and in October 2017 the council’s Health and Wellbeing Overview and Scrutiny Committee (OSC) met to consider the proposed closure of the […]

Morpeth Hearing Group Programme 2019

Morpeth Hearing Group meets informally each month. The group members share their day-to-day experiences as well as their knowledge of hearing loss as well as talks and discussions. The meetings are held from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Northumberland County Blind Association, Reiver House, Staithes Lane, Morpeth, NE61 1TD. Everyone is welcome to attend for a […]

Alnwick Hearing Group Programme 2019

Alnwick Hearing Group meets informally each month. The group members share their day-to-day experiences as well as their knowledge of hearing loss as well as talks and discussions. The meetings are held the last Wednesday of the month from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at St Paul’s Court, Prudhoe St, Alnwick NE66 1XY. Everyone is welcome to […]

Magic Memories Dementia Group Cafe

This special cafe is for people with memory problems or dementia and their carers. Come along for a chat, to pick up information and to enjoy some social time with others in a similar situation to your own where you can share ideas and experiences. No need to book, just drop in. Refreshments will be […]

Our response to the decision to close inpatient beds at Rothbury Hospital

Update November 2018: The Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP) has responded to the Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group regarding the engagement and consultation process undertaken around the decision to close the inpatient ward at Rothbury Community Hospital and reshape the existing services around a health and wellbeing centre. The IRP concludes that “further action locally is required […]

Accident and Emergency at The Northumbria

This month we’re working with Healthwatch North Tyneside to find out more about why people go to the A & E department at The Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital. We will have an information stand in the waiting room at various times over the next few weeks and will be asking patients to answer a […]

Hexham Urgent Care Centre

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has announced that Hexham urgent care centre will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 8pm, as of today. People needing medical advice or care between these times should ring NHS 111 to be referred to the most appropriate service. If it is an emergency, people should contact 999. The urgent care […]