Thu, 29 Dec 2011
Visitors to the region’s hospitals are being asked for their help in tackling winter bugs, which can lead to hospital wards being unable to accept any new admissions, NHS staff going off sick and appointments being postponed.
Wed, 28 Dec 2011
The region’s NHS is encouraging people to choose well and use services appropriately during the New Year bank holiday weekend.
Thu, 22 Dec 2011
Region’s NHS tweets the ‘Twelve Days of #NHSXmas’ to help north easterners choose the right service over the festive period.
Wed, 21 Dec 2011
You don’t have to overindulge to enjoy Christmas, that’s the advice from health bosses at NHS North East.
Thu, 15 Dec 2011
Health bosses at NHS North East are urging people, especially the elderly, to make sure they don’t become a victim of the bad weather and end up in hospital this Christmas.
Tue, 13 Dec 2011
With less than two weeks to go until Christmas, people who take regular medication are being reminded to order any necessary repeat prescriptions and make sure they have enough supplies in preparation for the holidays.
Fri, 09 Dec 2011
Six new treatments have been made available over the past few weeks for patients with cancer living across the north east.
Thu, 08 Dec 2011
Doctors across the north east are urging people in at risk groups for flu to get the vaccine as a matter of priority, before flu starts circulating more widely in the community. Full protection from the vaccine takes up to two weeks to develop and people should act now to make sure they are protected before Christmas.
Wed, 07 Dec 2011
Emerging clinical commissioning groups from the north east stole the show at the NHS Alliance Acorn Awards last week in Manchester, winning in two of the six award categories and coming a close runner up in two more.
Wed, 30 Nov 2011
Impact on the region’s NHS from today’s industrial action has so far been minimal with an estimated 13 per cent of staff* absent from work and all services running as near to ‘business as usual’ as possible.