Our Services

South Tyneside Acute Care Team

South Tyneside Acute Care Team is a nurse led team, providing urgent care to patients in their own home as well as in nursing and residential care homes.

The Team can respond quickly to calls in order to assess your needs, provide treatment and when necessary arrange services to support you at home in order to reduce unnecessary visits & admissions to hospital. Response times range from 30 minutes to four hours depending on assessment.

The Team see patients who are registered with a South Tyneside based GP who live within the South Tyneside locality.

Conditions or problems the team can treat include:-

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) – if you need urgent care for a ‘flare up’
  • Chest infection
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Falls
  • Stomach pains
  • Animal bites
  • Diabetics with a low sugar episode
  • Urine infections
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • Minor injuries e.g. sprains, strains, small wounds
  • Coughs / colds / sore throats 

Where is the service provided from?

Palmer Community Hospital
NE32 3UX

Central contact number for all patients - 0790 997 5364



Locations for South Tyneside Acute Care Team in South Tyneside:

Palmer Community Hospital, Jarrow, 0191 451 6000