Table 1

Service coverage across the three DGH ED sites

DGHTotal population servedPeople resident per square kilometrePopulation description
North Tyneside235 0002401Uniform urban and suburban city population all within 15 kilometres of the ED.
Wansbeck255 000603Majority in 5 towns between 1 and 80 kilometres from the ED, remainder rural.
Hexham60 00027Majority within 10 kilometres of the ED in a single town, the rest widely dispersed.
  • DGH, district general hospital.