Firework warning from region’s eye emergency department as bonfire night and Diwali approach

2nd November 2023

The specialist team which heads up the North East’s only specialist Emergency Department for eye care has united with fire chiefs to warn of the dangers of fireworks this autumn.

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Bag an extra pair of pyjamas plea as hospital teams hope to give patients a Merry Christmas

31st October 2023

Christmas shoppers are being asked to pop another pair of PJs into their basket as the NHS looks to make this festive time a cheerier one for hospital patients.

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Community team championed by patient for their ‘lovely care’ which keeps them happy in their own home

26th October 2023

A nursing team has been recognised for helping a patient stay to live independently at home thanks to the care they received.

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Cancer Information Hub Survey

23rd October 2023

To celebrate the first anniversary of our online Cancer Information Hub, we are giving members of the public the chance to win one of two shopping vouchers.

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New playgroups launched for babies after they leave neonatal care

23rd October 2023

Two new play sessions have been set up to give babies who have needed neonatal care a place to help them thrive once they head home.

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Band's ukulele gig gets patients' toes tapping with hospital performance

16th October 2023

Hits from Elvis to Oasis were played for patients as a band performed a show to get them singing and dancing.

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North East welcomes launch of Government consultation on new restrictions on tobacco

12th October 2023

Fresh has welcomed the launch of a UK-wide effort to stop the start of new smokers as a vital step to create a smokefree generation.

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Online hub celebrates milestone offering expert support and advice to cancer patients

9th October 2023

An online hub that gives expert advice and support to patients living with cancer or facing a diagnosis, is marking its first anniversary.

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NHS Trust wins award for its work to support Armed Forces veterans

29th September 2023

An NHS Trust which supports veterans of the Armed Forces have been awarded a prestigious title. This is in recognition of the work it does to offer new careers to those with a military past.

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Plea to use A&E for life-threatening emergencies as next round of industrial action approaches

27th September 2023

NHS leaders are reminding people to only use A&E for life-threatening emergencies as upcoming industrial action is expected to impact NHS services. 

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