South Tyneside District Hospital’s League of Friends’ wonderful £35,000 gift

15th January 2020

A magnificent £35,000 donation from The League of Friends at South Tyneside District Hospital will help patients on the road to recovery.

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Investment of £275,000 in South Tyneside District Hospital’s endoscopy department

15th January 2020

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust has invested £275,000 in modernising endoscopy facilities at South Tyneside District Hospital to improve the experience for patients and ensure continued excellent service provision in the future.

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Sunderland Eye Infirmary praised for excellence in cataract surgery in new national NHS report

14th January 2020

Sunderland Eye Infirmary, the region’s specialist eye hospital and centre of excellence for ophthalmology care, has been praised in a new national NHS report for its effective delivery of high-volume cataract surgery. The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) report makes a series of recommendations for improving NHS care for patients with a range of eye problems.

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New Year plea from region’s NHS to use services wisely

9th January 2020

At the start of 2020, the North East and North Cumbria’s NHS is reiterating its plea to the public to use services wisely amid extremely high numbers of people accessing emergency healthcare services.

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New electronic system helping South Tyneside and Sunderland patients to manage their outpatient appointments

9th January 2020

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is pioneering a new electronic system which is making it easier for patients to manage their outpatient appointments.

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90th baby born at midwifery-led birthing centre

7th January 2020

The new midwifery-led birthing centre at South Tyneside District Hospital has celebrated the birth of the 90th baby since its opening last August. Amy Forbister had a water birth and her son weighed 7lb 9oz. The as yet unnamed baby boy is the first child for Amy, 33, an art technician, and her partner, electrician Dean Bowmaker, 28.

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NHS appeal to use vital services wisely this New Year

30th December 2019

As we head into the New Year celebrations, the NHS across the North East is continuing to ask members of the public to use NHS services wisely as emergency departments and the ambulance service report unprecedented demand across the region on their services.

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Schoolchildren receive vital protection against flu

24th December 2019

Thousands of children in 223 primary schools in South Tyneside, Sunderland and Gateshead have received the nasal flu vaccine so far this year from South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust’s school-based immunisation service.

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Creative students have designs on enhancing patient experience

20th December 2019

Students from Teesside University’s MIMA School of Art & Design are involved in a project to help enhance patient experience at Sunderland Eye Infirmary.

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Region’s NHS launches major public awareness campaign in appeal for people to help our vital services by using them wisely

19th December 2019

The NHS across the North East and North Cumbria is today launching a major public awareness campaign in a bid to help ease pressure on busy frontline teams and make sure people use our valuable NHS resources wisely.

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