The Trust's Communications team manages all media enquiries,
plus requests for filming and photography throughout all our
or call 01325 74 3786
Or contact our Communications Manager, Jill Foggin on: email@example.com: 01325
743786 or mobile 07717816628.
Or our Head of Communications and Charity, Gillian Curry on:
firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 07971895195.
Out of hours
If you have a media enquiry in the evening or at weekends,
please call the switchboard number 01325 380100 and you will be
directed to the on-call communications lead.
Requests regarding photography, filming, or interviews with
staff or patients, must be made through our communications office
We place great emphasis on the need for the strictest
confidentiality in respect of our patients. We will not divulge any
information about a patient unless we are given permission from the
individual, their guardian or their next of kin. All requests for
interviewing/photographing patients must be made through the
communications office. We strongly believe in respecting the rights
of our patients to keep their clinical details confidential. We
will only facilitate contact with patients if they are currently a
patient within our hospitals.
Should a major incident occur, the Trust has a contingency plan
that includes arrangements for the media. A press centre will be
established and the media will be notified on arrival at the
hospital. This will be set up for press conferences. You will be
given regular updates on the situation and the opportunity for
interviews, if appropriate. Depending on the type of incident, we
will decide at the time whether photographs/filming will be
permitted and how this will be facilitated.
Read more about the latest news and developments across all of
our sites by downloading a copy of the Trust's magazine - Your
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community