Be health ready this Easter

Members of the public, especially people with long-term health conditions and the over 65s, are being asked to plan for the Easter holiday break.

There is a spike in demand on NHS services during the Easter holiday and by following some simple tips, you’ll get the right treatment from the right people:

Patient Transport Service booking service

Patients and GPs in four parts of the region will have to ring a new number if they want to make a booking with the Patient Transport Service (PTS).

From today, Monday, April 1, the North East Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust will answer calls and manage bookings for the PTS in Sunderland/Wearside*, Gateshead, North Tyneside and South Tyneside.  We already look after the booking service in Northumberland and Newcastle and that service remains the same.

Ambulance service recruits community ambassadors

Members of the public representing ethnic communities in the region have volunteered to be ambassadors for the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS).

The NHS Foundation Trust is engaging with the communities more closely to share more knowledge about the service, build community links and attract new recruits.

Gender Pay Audit 2018

Results for the North East Ambulance Service gender pay audit for 2018 is now available.

The North East Ambulance Service gender pay gap report indicates no difference for men and women on median gender pay and only a small difference for mean gender pay. All positions are assessed using NHS Agenda for Change methodology which means people receive equal pay for equal work.

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NEAS conducting groundbreaking trial on cardiac arrest patients


A study aimed at finding the best way to treat people who have suffered a cardiac arrest outside of hospital is underway in the North East.

Traditionally, adrenaline has been used - but some research suggest this could actually be harmful.

The blind study, developed by Warwick University, will see 50% of cardiac arrest patients in the North East given a salt-water solution instead.

There is a process for those patients who do not wish to participate. Further details below:



Council of Governors

2019 Notice of Poll

Find out more about how to be a governor

Staff Awards 2019


Have you received exceptional care from our staff, did they go beyond the call of duty to help?

If so you can nominate them for an award in our annual staff recognition programme

Click on the image below to go to the nomination form

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