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Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm


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"I have had many stays in the local hospitals over the last five years and always received first class treatment but Falls & Syncope stands out in my mind as the finest.  Long may it continue".  Mr TR

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Older People's Medicine

Falls and Syncope Service

Contact: (0191) 282 5237 - Sister P Reeve

The Falls and Syncope Service (FASS) based at the RVI is the largest unit of its kind in Europe, with an international reputation for its research and clinical work.

The unit now has its own service page, which you can visit by clicking here.

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