There is currently a national issue relating to the supply of specific reagents to our laboratories which is affecting our testing capacity for biochemistry samples.
The shortage is impacting our ability to carry out biochemistry tests and therefore we must prioritise CRITICALLY URGENT tests only. We have been advised that this issue may last up to 3 weeks. (more…)
During the current COVID-19 outbreak, patients experiencing certain symptoms (breathing issues and / or fever) and who have been telephone assessed by a GP to need a face-to-face examination will be called to our local ‘Red Hub’.
Click here www.northcumbriaccg.nhs.uk/redhubs to find out more about where to go, what it will look and feel like and what to do when you arrive. There is also a short film and animation to explain why it looks different for children.
If you need urgent medical advice between the hours of 6.30 pm – 8 am weekdays, during weekends or on Bank Holidays – please telephone 111.
NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do. For children under 5 call 111