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Latest Wansbeck General Hospital Stories

2008-09-26 18:00:59

THE NHS in the North East is rated as best performing for urgent and emergency care services. As part of a major review, Newcastle and North Tyneside Primary Care Trusts (PCT) and Northumberland Care Trust were rated as very good. This performance rating is part of a major review covering all urgent and emergency NHS services published by the Healthcare Commission. It is the first time the Commission has reviewed how the NHS system as a whole works together. The Healthcare...

2008-09-19 21:00:33

A MAN who suffered a stroke has celebrated his 65th birthday with a group of people who he believes saved his life. Doug Willis is a regular attendee at exercise sessions, run as part of Northumberland Care Trust's cardiac rehabilitation programme for people in rural areas. On April 1 this year, he collapsed during one of the sessions at Cheviot Primary Care Centre in Wooler, near his home. He was treated immediately by cardiac sister Carol Groves, who runs the group, and local GP Dr...

2008-09-16 18:00:33

A HOSPITAL is launching a project aimed at improving the environment for patients receiving end-of-life care and their families. Wansbeck General Hospital in Northumberland has been awarded pounds 30,000 from the Department of Health for the Wansbeck end-of- life care supportive environment project, which will enhance the facilities provided for patients and their families. Staff will launch the project at a special open afternoon on Saturday. Project lead, Sharon Hillock, palliative...

2008-07-29 18:00:51

THE pitter patter of two sets of little feet can be heard at the home of Kieran and Joanna Harris. The proud new parents celebrated the arrival of twin girls, Poppy Jo and Rosie Dawn, on June 3, at Wansbeck General Hospital. The twins are the couple's first children and they were overjoyed to welcome young Poppy into the world at 3.03pm, swiftly followed by her slightly younger sister at 3.04pm. The eight-week-old pair are now fighting fit, although it was a quite different story for...

2008-07-08 18:00:09

RESPIRATORY CARE RESPIRATORY disease is a major health problem and is on the rise in the UK. It is the second biggest killer in the country, with one in five people dying from the disease. One person in every seven in the UK is affected by lung disease - approximately eight million people. Although a major factor, lung disease is not simply smoking- related and other factors such as genetics, nutrition, social deprivation and air pollution all affect lung health. In South Tyneside...