The Path to Excellence is a five-year transformation of healthcare provision across South Tyneside and Sunderland.

Watch our phase two case for change animation film here.

It has been set up to secure the future of local NHS services and to identify new and innovative ways of delivering high quality, joined up, sustainable care that will benefit our population both now and in the future.

The Path to Excellence has started work on Phase Two of the programme for three areas of hospital care. The areas of care are:

  • Acute medicine and emergency care
  • Emergency surgery
  • Planned care including surgery and outpatient care

The programme has published a document called Case for Change that you can read here.

There is also a summary Case for Change document here.

The three NHS organisations involved in the South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Partnership are:

  • South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
  • South Tyneside CCG
  • Sunderland CCG

The Path to Excellence website will keep the community up to date with healthcare reviews, patient engagement, consultations and any potential clinical service changes in the South Tyneside and Sunderland area as we work towards these goals. You can visit the website here.