Latest Royal Victoria Infirmary Stories

2008-10-09 06:00:38

By Mark Summers PREMATURE-BORN baby Frances Dennis needed a life-saving operation within hours of being born because of a rare condition. The youngster weighed only 3lb 5oz when she was born six weeks early in May at the University Hospital of North Durham, in Durham City, to Jayne Unsworth and partner Darren Dennis, of High Shincliffe. She had a tracheo-oesophageal fistula, which affects one in 3,500 babies, and means that the gullet and windpipe are joined, so food and drink can end...

2008-09-23 18:00:37

THE battle over plans for a Tesco superstore on a hospital site stepped up a gear yesterday when protesters handed over 350 objection letters and a 300-signature petition. The Stop Fenham Tesco campaign presented the objections to Newcastle City Council. Their concerns centre on plans for a 24-hour superstore, petrol station, research centre, business quarter and walk-in health centre on the Newcastle General Hospital site. The campaign group claims the scale and nature of the...

2008-09-17 16:51:33

THE plans for the Newcastle General Hospital site are part of the largest healthcare project ever to take place in the North East, it was said yesterday. David Allison, operations and development manager for Newcastle Hospitals, said the scheme had to be seen as part of a bigger picture involving pounds 300m developments at the city's Freeman Hospital and Royal Victoria Infirmary. He said that years ago a decision been made to expand the Freeman and RVI. "The General Hospital is an...

2008-06-25 18:03:07

ACTRESS Charlie Hardwick fell victim to pride, not hyperbole, when she referred yesterday to the creation of a jewel in the crown of the North of England. By that she meant the children's hospital being built at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary. It really does seem destined to be an absolute corker. The plan is to bring together almost all children's specialist medical services in a 245-bed complex fitted with the latest equipment and technology. No wonder the expectation is that...

2008-06-24 09:03:23

By MARIE LEVY TEESSIDE parents today welcomed the unveiling of plans for the North-east's first specialist children's hospital - a pounds 100m facility set to revolutionise children's care in the region. Due for completion in 2010, the state-of-the-art hospital at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle is being dubbed a Great Ormond Street for the North. Children like Acklam teenager Cameron Gibb, who suffers from a one-in-a-million bone condition, will benefit from the...

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