Monthly Archives: December 2014

Public urged to think before they dial 999

Only use your ambulance service in an emergency this New Year Ambulance bosses are again appealing for people in the North East to use their emergency service wisely over the New Year. New Year’s Eve in particular is traditionally the Read more

Public asked only go to A&E for serious health emergencies

The region’s NHS has experienced significant pressures in hospital A&E departments over the Christmas weekend, causing long waiting times and some cancelled operations. High numbers of poorly older people with respiratory illnesses are seeing increased admissions into hospital.  A&E departments Read more

‘Keep calm’ and call NHS 111

‘Keep calm’ and call NHS 111 when your GP surgery is closed this Christmas That’s the message from the NHS in the North East as health care services enter the busiest time of the year. Everyone can play a part Read more

Ambulance Service under “severe pressure”

North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust today raised its operational status to “severe pressure” under a framework to protect core services for the most vulnerable patients in the region.   There are six levels of alert in the national Read more

‘Keep calm’, order your repeat prescriptions and keep a well stocked medicines cabinet

‘Keep calm’, order your repeat prescriptions and make sure you have a well stocked medicines cabinet this winter. That’s the message from the North East’s NHS as it gears up for its busiest time of the year. As the NHS Read more

‘Keep calm’ and order your repeat prescriptions

‘Keep calm and look after yourself’ by planning ahead and ordering any repeat prescriptions you may need over the festive period – that’s the message from the North East’s NHS this winter. As the NHS prepares for its busiest time Read more

Teething

IN MOST BABIES, teeth start to emerge at around six months old. This is known as teething. The bottom front teeth are usually the first to come through between five to seven months, with the top front teeth emerging at Read more

Wynyard Hospital

You may have seen in the news or heard the word on the street about the plans to pause the development work on the new hospital at Wynyard, we had been hoping there would have been a firm yes or Read more