As a rural area we do have medical facilities at Alnwick Infirmary in Alnwick and the Wansbeck Hospital in Ashington, but their resources are limited.
Often people drive straight to the RVI in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, about forty minutes away. It is a consideration if you are thinking of moving to the county.
Urgent cases needing immediate emergency treatment are taken by Great North Air Ambulance.
As a charity, most local shops have a collecting box for them, and their survival depends upon donations. It is a vital service - click on the screenshot below to get an update.