Healthcare assistant is an absolute star

7th July 2020

A healthcare worker at Sunderland Royal Hospital has been honoured through a national awards programme that recognises nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants who show exceptional care to patients and their families, and to their colleagues. Healthcare assistant Laura Surtees is now the proud holder of the Cavell Star Award after she was nominated by elderly care ward sister Rachael Craggs.

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South Tyneside and Sunderland inpatients report positive experience

2nd July 2020

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust has welcomed its positive results in the 2019 Adult Inpatient Survey. The survey looked at the experiences of patients discharged from NHS acute hospitals in England. South Tyneside District Hospital and Sunderland Royal Hospital had particularly high scores in the Respect and Dignity and Waiting List or Planned Admissions sections, with 9.1 out of a possible 10 in each case, and in the Emergency Department section, scoring 9.

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Abuse healthcare staff and face jail – stark warning from health bosses and police

2nd July 2020

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust and Northumbria Police have issued a warning that anyone abusing or assaulting NHS staff risks arrest and being refused treatment. The stark message follows a recent incident when a patient allegedly coughed deliberately in the face of a doctor in the Emergency Department at Sunderland Royal Hospital. This was reported to Northumbria Police and led to an immediate arrest and court summons.

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Speech and language therapists share lessons on adapting patient care during pandemic

2nd July 2020

Speech and language therapists at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust have been working in innovative ways to adapt patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic, including introducing video consultations.

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Local health leaders issue stark warning for public ahead of pubs reopening this weekend

1st July 2020

Health bosses in South Tyneside and Sunderland have issued a stark warning to local people as the health and care system prepares for further easing of the lockdown rules this weekend. People are being urged to continue following Government guidance around social distancing and regular handwashing, or risk further lives being lost to COVID-19.

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NHS encourages personal responsibility as pubs reopen at the weekend

1st July 2020

Every preventable call out or visit to hospital due to alcohol slows down our response to another incident such as a stroke or a cardiac arrest. The NHS across the North East and North Cumbria is encouraging people to enjoy themselves responsibly as bars and pubs reopen on Saturday 4 July for the first time in three months.

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Speech and language therapists share lessons on adapting patient care during pandemic

1st July 2020

Speech and language therapists at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust have been working in innovative ways to adapt patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic, including introducing video consultations.

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Apprenticeship Vacancies

24th June 2020

We're looking for new apprentices to join our Trust. Applications close 3rd July 2020.

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South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust’s staff education programme helping to improve care for stroke patients

24th June 2020

An innovative staff education programme developed by the Acute Stroke Unit at Sunderland Royal Hospital to improve patient care could be adopted by other NHS trusts in the North East.

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South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust showing support in Armed Forces Week

24th June 2020

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is encouraging its reservist and adult cadet volunteer staff to celebrate Armed Forces Week by wearing their uniforms to work one day - infection control and PPE requirements permitting.

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