The Freedom of Information Act 2000 reflects the Government’s commitment to promote greater openness.

The Act’s purpose is to ensure that all areas of public bodies, including the NHS, are open and transparent. South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust recognises that the public have the right to know how the services are organised and run.

The Environmental Information Regulations are an alternative way of requesting information, when the information requested relates to the environment. These regulations will be applied instead of the Freedom of Information Act if we consider this to be the case.

Freedom of Information / Environmental Information Regulations requests:

If you want to request information that is not available via our publications, you can do so in writing. Please provide us with your full name and contact or email address, a clear description of the information you want and the format you wish to receive it in, i.e. email or post.

Requests can either be made by email to or by post to:

Freedom of Information
Harton Wing
South Tyneside District Hospital
Harton Lane
South Shields
NE34 0PL

Alternately you can complete the form below.