We are an accessible and inclusive organisation that welcomes and respects the diversity of all our patients, carers, visitors and staff.
We are recognised nationally for providing some of the very best health services in the county ensuring our patients in North Tyneside and Northumberland experience the highest quality of care both in hospital, in the community and in their homes.
Our services include:
- NHS hospital and community services
- Planned and on-going care and rehabilitation
- Outpatient clinics in a range of conditions
- Elective surgery
- Diagnostic services
- Maternity services
- Children’s services
- End of life care
- Therapies including physio, occupational and speech and language
- Community services such as district nursing and health promotion
- Adult social care in Northumberland
We are rated ‘outstanding’ overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
We are one of the North East’s largest employers with almost 10,000 dedicated members of staff. In 2015 we were ranked second in the country for our services to LGBT patients in the Stonewall Healthcare Champion Index and we are among Britain’s best employers for lesbian, gay, bisexual , transgender staff.
The trust was placed in Stonewalls 2018 Workplace Index which lists the top 100 employers in the country for the fifth year running and we are the highest ranking hospital trust taking part in the index.
Equality and diversity is embedded into everything we do, from policy to practice, staff training, communication, data collection, and specific initiatives improving the health of LGBT+ and Black Asian Minority Ethnic communities.
Without a doubt, our people are at the heart of our success and we are proud of the work of our staff networks in raising awareness of LGBT+ and other equality and diversity issues and promoting workplace equality.
We invest heavily in staff to ensure that the best talent is attracted, developed, looked after, retained in every area of the organisation. Staff satisfaction is high and our staff consistently rate us as one of the best places to work in the NHS.