The North East and Cumbria Transport and Retrieval team (NECTAR) aims to provide high quality care for acute and non-acute patients and their families from the point of referral to the handover of care at the receiving unit.
Members of our team have extensive experience and training in providing expert care for critically ill patients.
We are a 24/7 service and provide a dedicated, specially trained transport team.
We are currently trialling an expansion of NECTAR with an adult critical care retrieval service which is available 7 days a week, 365 days a year between the hours of 8:00am and 10:00pm
NECTAR was officially launched as the North East Children’s Transport and Retrieval Team in April 2016.
We have recently rebranded to become more inclusive of our patient population to North East & Cumbria Transport and Retrieval in 2021.
NECTAR have a single point of contact:
Telephone: 0191 282 6699
For paediatric referrals we have a 24 hour, 365 days consultant led telephone triage service, as well as advice and decision making support for all referrals.
North East & Cumbria Transport and Retrieval
Campus of Ageing & Vitality
Newcastle upon Tyne
General Enquiries: 0191 282 5777