NHS Integrated Covid Hub North East

The integrated Covid hub for the North East is the first of its kind in England and will place the region at the forefront of managing the virus.

The hub includes:

A new Lighthouse laboratory to process thousands more Covid tests

This purpose-built lab, in Gateshead, serves the North East, North Cumbria, Yorkshire and Humberside area. The lab provides a significant expansion to test and trace capacity, will deliver rapid turnaround of results, and strengthens the region’s resilience and ability to control virus spread. Its development has created around 1000 new public sector jobs.

An innovation lab focused on cutting-edge science

The team at this specialist lab at the Biosphere in Newcastle Helix, will work with the NHS, universities and industry partners to develop new approaches for the next stage of Covid tests and technology.

A coordination and response centre

The coordination and response centre brings together information, data and specialist knowledge from the NHS, local councils and other partners to identify patterns of virus spread and support timely, effective management of potential or actual outbreaks.

E - nuth.crc.ichne@nhs.net

T - 0191 282 5050

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