Seriously ill or injured patients requiring emergency admission should be referred directly to Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital at Cramlington.
For 24/7 advice on emergency referrals call the GP hotline on - 0191 203 1414.
Suitable patients can be referred directly into Medical Ambulatory Care and the Surgical Assessment Unit at The Northumbria hospital.
For urgent advice about an elderly patient, call the elderly care consultant at The Northumbria hospital on 0191 607 2860, 8am-8pm, seven days a week.
At Hexham General Hospital, elderly patients requiring urgent (non-emergency) assessment can be referred into the dedicated elderly assessment centre.
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Walk-in services are available at Hexham, Wansbeck and North Tyneside general hospitals for less serious conditions.
You can use our advice lines for clinical advice or to talk to a specialist consultant.
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