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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Trust’s staff on their marks for Virtual Great North Run

17th September 2020

Heart specialist Dr Mickey Jachuck will set off on Sunday (September 13th) for his first Great North Run – from his doorstep. Dr Jachuck is among a number of South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust staff who will join the thousands of people worldwide taking part in the Virtual Great North Run on the day the 40th staging of the half-marathon was scheduled to take place.

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Family's thank you to diabetes team for child's care

16th September 2020

The Chapman family of South Shields have not let the pandemic stand in the way of their fundraising for the children’s diabetes team at South Tyneside District Hospital. Daniel was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was four years old. He was 13 on August 24th and, in the intervening years, mum, Glynis, and dad, Graham, estimate they have helped to raise about £4,000 to support the work of the specialist team who have helped their son to live as normal a life as possible.

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Visiting suspended on all adult inpatient wards at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

10th September 2020

Leaders at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust have taken the difficult but important decision to suspend visiting to all adult inpatient wards at its hospitals in South Tyneside and Sunderland due to rising cases of COVID-19.

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Trust’s vital contribution to research to help women who miscarry

9th September 2020

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust’s reputation as a research leader has been further enhanced with the publication of the results of a trial which could reduce the need for women to have surgery following a miscarriage.

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Donation is music to patients’ ears

9th September 2020

New music players are set to be a big hit on South Tyneside and Sunderland hospital wards caring for older people. The 10, easy-to-use MP3 music players were bought with £1,000 from Health Education England’s (HEE) Library Development Fund. They are expected to be of particular benefit for older patients.

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Health chiefs make plea to help avoid local lockdowns

7th September 2020

Health chiefs across the North East and North Cumbria are warning local communities to remain vigilant and #doyourbit to prevent lockdowns and protect each other from coronavirus. While rates of the virus have remained generally stable across the region, health and care leaders are reminding communities that this could change at any point and they must not become complacent.

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Tree of life blooms in the face of adversity

25th August 2020

A mural created by a Healthcare Assistant working on the frontline in the fight against coronavirus, has been unveiled at South Tyneside District Hospital today. Evelyn Frame, 62, a Health Care Assistant at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust painted the ‘Tree of Life’ as a tribute to all of the frontline staff who worked in the Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) at South Tyneside District Hospital, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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