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Calling budding local artists and photographers

Hunt is on for image for new dementia-friendly ambulances

Budding photographers and artists across the North East are being invited to join in an innovative project with their local ambulance service to help patients living with dementia.

NHS appeal to use vital services wisely this New Year

Services across the region are very busy

As we head into the New Year celebrations, the NHS across the North East is continuing to ask members of the public to use NHS services wisely as emergency departments and the ambulance service report unprecedented demand across the region on their services.

Region’s NHS launches major public awareness campaign in appeal for people to help our vital services by using them wisely

The NHS across the North East and North Cumbria is today launching a major public awareness campaign in a bid to help ease pressure on busy frontline teams and make sure people use our valuable NHS resources wisely.

As the NHS prepares to manage the increase in demand which is expected at this time of year, health chiefs are making an important appeal by urging people:

Brother and ambulance crew get Carter – just in time

A Newcastle man was effectively dead for 20 minutes, but Bruce Carter is alive thanks to his brother, a passer-by and a team from the North East Ambulance Service.

Bruce, a 61 year-old self-employed plumber, suffered a cardiac arrest while out cycling around Tyneside with his brother Tristram.  The brothers were reunited with the ambulance crew so Bruce could thank them.

Copyright 2011 North East Ambulance Service Trust

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