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Northumbria Healthcare Corporate Prospectus


Published on December 3, 2014

Serving one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in England. We are proud to be one of the country’s top performing NHS trusts. Our health services in North Tyneside and health and social care services in Northumberland look after the wellbeing of a population of around half a million people. Hospital services are provided from three modern general hospitals – Hexham, North Tyneside and Wansbeck –as well as community hospitals throughout Northumberland. We also care for people in their homes, or as close to their homes as possible, and provide services from facilities in local communities, such as health centres. Wherever possible we support communities to take positive steps to improve their health and prevent illness. We encourage individuals to stop smoking, increase physical activity,improve their diet and maintain positive mental health and offer services to support them to do this. We manage adult social care services on behalf of Northumberland County Council, helping to ensure people move between hospital, community health and social care services easily and with continuity of care. We also give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and to avoid hospital admission where appropriate. Serving one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in England, which stretches from the Scottish border, down to North Tyneside and west across to Tynedale, we are lucky to live and work in areas that boast beautiful coastlines, peaceful countryside and that are in close proximity to the bustling city life of Newcastle. A promise to care for you and your family Each year we: Care for over 73,000 patients on our wards. Provide treatment to around 167,000 patients in our A&E departments and minor injuries units. Perform almost 27,000 operations. See more than 45,000 people as day-case patients in our hospitals. Carry out around 1.3 million appointments with patients outside of hospital. Provide adult social care support during 70,000 home visits.