How seven day services are benefiting patients


Read examples of seven day services operating in the NHS and the patients who've benefited from them.

Connie Brown: seen within four hours

Connie, a 90-year-old grandmother from Mitford in Northumberland, was one of the first patients to benefit from the specialist consultant-led emergency care at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Bernie Cowen: received lifesaving surgery

Bernie, an 80-year old man from North Tyneside, was referred to Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital by his GP, who was concerned about the severity of Bernie's stomach pain. Bernie received lifesaving surgery (just 12 hours after being admitted) to remove a tumour in his large intestine.

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