Our communications team manages all media enquiries and requests for filming and photography. We are keen to promote our work and aim to respond positively and openly to all reasonable requests.

Journalists must contact the communications team first - please do not approach our staff directly.

Photography or filming:

Requests regarding photography, filming, or interviews with staff or patients, must be made through our Communications Team.

Condition checks:

Condition checks and information will only be released if you have the full name (correct spelling), and either the date of birth (or age) and/or address of the patient concerned and only if the patient or next of kin consents to information being released.

Only a brief indication of the progress of the patient will be given, such as the patient is stable or comfortable or seriously ill.  We will not provide a diagnosis or prognosis or details of injuries. Once discharged from our care we will not provide any information.


During normal working hours please telephone us on:   0191 2137301  |  0191 2137340  |  0191 2231543

Alternatively you can email

For out of hours please telephone the switchboard on 0191 233 6161 and ask to speak to on call communications. Condition checks out of hours will only be released in emergency situations.

© Copyright Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 2020 Site by TH_NK