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Contact us

There are libraries for acute and community staff at Hexham, North Tyneside, NSECH and Wansbeck hospitals.  We can deal with any enquiry in person, on the phone or by email.



North Tyneside

Phone: 0191 2932761

Open: Monday-Friday 8.30-5.00



Phone: 01670 529665

Open: Monday-Friday 9.00-5.00


Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital (NSECH)

Phone: 0191 6072172

Open: Monday-Friday 10.00-4.00



Phone: 01434 655420

Open: Monday-Friday 8.30 – 4.30


Who are we?

Introduction to the library staff

We all work Trust-wide so you may see us at any of the 4 main sites.


Jackie McGuire is the Library & Knowledge Services Manager/Head of Clinical Guidelines, based at North Tyneside General Hospital.

Phone number 0191 2932761

E-mail address :

Jenny Richardson is a Librarian, also  based at NTGH. Email :

Sarah Abernethy is the Deputy Library Services Manager – based at Wansbeck Hospital.

Phone number: 01670 529665


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Gillian Robinson is the Librarian and Facilities Manager at Hexham General Hospital. (Part-time usually Wed – Fri) Phone number 01434 655420 Email address   






Vasanthi Elder is a Librarian who shares her time between NSECH and Wansbeck Email address: 

Angela Scott  is the Library Assistant, based at Wansbeck (Mon – Wed) Phone number 01670 529665


and Andrea Summersby is the part-time Library Assistant at North Tyneside ( Wed – Fri) Phone number 0191 2932761






We recently welcomed 4 new library assistants to the team – details to follow:

Annika Davis &  Ian Simpson are full-time

Eunice Cuthbertson , who is part-time at Wansbeck ( Thurs & Friday)

Alison Heywood-Hill , who is part-time at Hexham ( Monday – Wednesday)