About: Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital

I attended A&E some weeks ago after a fall downstairs. The consultant who saw me did not examine me but asked where it hurt - everywhere! My head injury was not cleaned nor was I given a head injury card.

As an ex-A&E nurse I am sorry to see how standards have fallen. If this is a flagship department pity help us.

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Response from Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital

Dear Pat,

I am very saddened to read your review and deeply concerned about the issues you have raised, I would like the opportunity to find out more about what happened. Please email me directly with your details and I can start looking into this for you, my email is Annie.Laverty@nhct.nhs.uk.

I imagine the fall must have been very frightening for you.

I am also worried that your wound was not cleaned properly for you, I hope this is no longer the case? Please do contact me as I am very keen to speak to the staff involved in your care.

Take care,


Annie Laverty – Director of Patient Experience