Northern Organ Donation Services Team
The Northern Organ Donation Services Team provide services to a population of 2.9 million. Geographically, the team cover Northumbria, South Tyneside, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Gateshead, Sunderland, County Durham and Darlington, North Tess and Hartlepool, South Tees and North Cumbria. Within this geographical area, the team provides a service for 8 NHS trusts.
Regional Clinical Lead - Alan Sweenie
Regional Head of Nursing - Gordon Crowe
Lead Nurses - Lynn Robson and Sharon Mitchinson
Specialist Nurses - 20 in total comprising 6 Specialist Requesters and 14 SN-ODs
Professional Development Specialist - Lisa Adair
Lindsey Bird (interim) - Office Manager
Gill Drillsma - Office Administrator
Contact Number - 0300 123 0912
Organ Donor Referral Line - 03000 20 30 40
The reports on this page provide a summary of data relating to potential and actual organ donors as recorded by NHS Blood and Transplant via the Potential Donor Audit (PDA), the accompanying Referral Record and the UK Transplant Registry.
The reports cover the time period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.
Executive summaries for each trust:
- County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
- Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
- North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trusts
- North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
- Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
- South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
- South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust
- The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
As part of the PDA, patients aged over 80 years of age and those who did not die on a critical care unit or an emergency department are not audited nationally and are therefore excluded from the majority of this report. In addition, some information from this time period may be outstanding due to late reporting and difficulties obtaining patient notes. Donations not captured by the PDA will still be included in the data supplied from the accompanying Referral Record or from the UK Transplant Registry, as appropriate.
Some percentages in these reports were calculated using small numbers and should therefore be interpreted with caution.
The table containing Gold/Silver/Bronze/Amber/Red shading provides a comparison with UK targets. The targets specific to each of the nine key metrics are displayed on and above the funnel plots throughout Section 3 of the Northern Team Detailed Full Report. Definitions and data, table and figure descriptions can also be found in the detailed full report.
Please refer to the contact details above if you have any queries or requests for further information.