A HEALTHCARE provider is opening a North-East branch, which bosses say will create about 100 jobs.

Newcross Healthcare Solutions is setting up a base in Newcastle.

The company already has an office in Durham City.

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Kirstine Morris, business centre manager, said: “I’m really proud to be opening Newcross in Newcastle.

“I feel we can really offer the local community greater choice in their healthcare providers as well as offering permanent job opportunities for local nurses and healthcare assistants.”

The privately-owned healthcare business employs nurses, healthcare assistants, home carers and support workers.

Founded in 1996, it has more than 30 branches across the UK and employs more than 3,000 staff.