SERVICE DESIGN: Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has opened a new £18m health centre in Morpeth.

The Morpeth NHS Centre will bring two of the town’s GP practices, as well as outpatient, x-ray and other specialist services currently delivered at Morpeth Cottage Hospital by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, under one roof.

Outpatient services previously delivered at Morpeth Cottage Hospital have ceased however a specialist inpatient elderly care facility provided by Northumberland Healthcare on the cottage hospital site, will continue.

Northumbria Healthcare’s outpatient, podiatry, physiotherapy, x-ray, speech and language therapy and community nursing, midwifery, dental and child health services will transfer from the cottage hospital to the new centre.