South Tyneside Midwifery-Led Birthing Centre welcomes its 300th baby

26th November 2020

The Midwifery-Led Birthing Centre at South Tyneside District Hospital is celebrating a milestone with the birth of its 300th baby since opening in August last year.

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The North East’s health and political leaders have issued the following statement today - 14 days to the end of lockdown on 2 December

18th November 2020

We know how difficult it has been to follow a second national lockdown on top of the local restrictions we have been living with for so long. Our doctors, nurses, social care and other key workers would like to join the region’s political leaders and directors of public health in thanking everyone for their efforts.

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New consultant brings specialist cardiac care back to South Tyneside and Sunderland

18th November 2020

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust has expanded its Cardiology Team and appointed a new Consultant who will be able to treat patients needing cardiac devices at their local hospital.

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Generous NHS staff make much needed donation to local foodbank

16th November 2020

Healthcare workers at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust have generously donated hundreds of items to a local foodbank.

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Family and friends urged to keep connected with hospital patients through virtual visiting and #SendingLove

12th November 2020

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is reminding family and friends of patients that they can still keep in touch with loved ones through virtual visiting or through the Trust’s #SendingLove scheme. Due to the rise of COVID-19 in the community and hospital admissions, the Trust had to take the very difficult decision to once again temporarily suspend visiting across all of its adult inpatient wards back in September. The move was taken to protect staff and patients, many of whom are vulnerable and at higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19.

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Public asked to #DoYourBit to protect the NHS by keeping A&E free for serious emergencies

23rd October 2020

Health leaders across the North East are asking people to do their bit this winter by thinking pharmacy, GP and 111 first, and not just to turn up to emergency (A&E) departments.

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Breath of fresh air as smoking shelters are removed from hospital grounds

2nd October 2020

Smoking shelters have been removed from the grounds of South Tyneside District Hospital and Sunderland Royal Hospital, cementing South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust’s commitment to become a truly smokefree organisation. 

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With the number of Covid infections rising and winter fast approaching, local NHS leaders are urging the public to keep A&E free for serious or life threatening emergencies.

25th September 2020

NHS A&E departments are designed to treat the most serious, life threatening conditions, so everyone across the North East is being asked to #DoYourBit and think carefully before turning up. The NHS across the region is also seeing a surge in hospital admissions of patients with confirmed COVID-19, many of whom are seriously ill and receiving intensive care and support.

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Breath of fresh air as smoking shelters removed from hospital grounds in South Tyneside and Sunderland

23rd September 2020

Smoking shelters are to be removed from the grounds of South Tyneside District Hospital and Sunderland Royal Hospital, cementing South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust’s commitment to become a truly smokefree organisation.

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Health chiefs welcome local restrictions and urge public to #DoYourBit to help region’s NHS as COVID-19 cases rise

17th September 2020

Health chiefs across the region have welcomed new measures designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 which come into effect across Northumberland, North Tyneside, Newcastle, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and County Durham from 00.01 hrs on Friday 18 September.

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