Emergency and out of hours contacts
If you need to contact the Police, Fire Brigade or Ambulance Service in an emergency, dial 999 or 112.
Dial 999 or 112 in an emergency where there is danger to life or a crime is in progress.
Gateshead comes under Northumbria Police force area.
To report anti-social behaviour or other incidents not classed as an emergency, contact the telephone number below.
Phone: 03456 043 043
Dial 999 or 112 in an emergency.
Local fire officers can provide helpful advice about fire safety. For details of your Local Fire Safety Office, contact the telephone number below.
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Phone: 0191 444 1500
Local Health Services
Accident and Emergency (A&E)
An A&E department will treat serious injuries and sudden illness. If it is not an emergency then you should contact your local doctor (GP) or NHS Direct.
Gateshead Emergency Department (A&E)
Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Phone: 0191 482 0000
Doctors and dentists
In an emergency, you can usually call your local surgery for a recorded message explaining how to contact the doctor or dentist on duty. If you are not registered with a doctor or dentist, you can use the NHS website to find your local GP or urgent care services. The NHS website also provides general health advice and information.
If your power supply is interrupted:
Phone: 0800 668 877
If you smell gas anywhere, either in the house or in the street:
Phone: 0800 111 999
For water and sewerage services:
Phone: 0845 717 1100
Phone: 0800 807 060
In an emergency and to report all environmental pollution incidents.
Phone: 0845 988 1188
Advice and information on floods and flood warnings.
Gateshead Council services
Gateshead Housing Company repairs
Phone: 0800 408 6008
The Gateshead Housing Company is responsible for repairing and maintaining council properties. There is a repair category system with response time targets for various types of repair. The response times take into account danger and inconvenience.
Out of hours social care support
Phone: 0191 477 0844
The Emergency Duty Team provides an emergency social care service to anyone living in Gateshead who needs help outside office hours, at night, weekends and bank holidays.