Topping-out ceremony at new hospital

NHS England medical director Sir Bruce Keogh will lead a 'topping-out' ceremony at a hospital being built near Cramlington. The specialist emergency care centre will be the first of its kind in the country, with specialists treating patients 24/7.

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Count down until super hospital opens its doors

A new super hospital is set to open its door to patients next June and when it does, it will be a British first.

It will be the first to be fully staffed by specialists for emergency care to patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Today, the medical director of NHS England, Sir Bruce Keogh, visited the site near Cramlington for an official ceremony and to see the progress on a facility which he believes will be the future for A&Es.

Katie Oakes was there for us.

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Topping-out ceremony at new hospital

Artists' impression of how the new hospital in Cramlington will look.
Artists' impression of how the new hospital in Cramlington will look. Credit: ITV

NHS England medical director Sir Bruce Keogh will lead a 'topping-out' ceremony at a hospital being built near Cramlington which is considered a British first.

When it opens in 2015, doctors at the specialist emergency care centre will treat patients 24 hours a day, seven days a week.