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Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital

Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital is a new build facility located on the edge of Cramlington, to the north of Newcastle. The Emergency Care Hospital is the first purpose-built hospital of its kind in the country. Staff worked alongside architect Keppie Design and Ramboll to ensure patients’ needs were central to the construction.

The £75 million development provides a uniquely comprehensive range of emergency care to patients with specialist consultants and senior doctors. The contract is part of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s £200million investment to improve healthcare for its 500,000 patients in North Tyneside and Northumberland.


The 30,000m2 building includes inpatient wards, accident & emergency care, operating theatres, critical care, maternity and paediatrics, radiology, MRI and X-ray facilities, a pharmacy, mortuary, pathology department and Cafeteria.

The clinicians’ vision for the hospital differed to standard health sector practice; their ambition was to create a pioneering facility that focussed on patient pathways, adjacencies, nursing efficiency and sight lines.

Northumbria Hospital was recognised at the 2015 Building Better Healthcare awards, receiving a Highly Commended status in the Best Acute Hospital Development Award.

"This hospital is a glimpse of the future and sets the standard for other NHS organisations across the country. This purpose built facility will have the right people, at the right place, with the right equipment. We should be proud of this hospital offering excellent emergency care for the local population."
Sir Bruce Keogh
National Medical Director of NHS England


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