Sunderland kidney expert raising awareness of importance of organ donation

18th June 2019

Leading Consultant Kidney Specialist Dr Saeed Ahmed, who works at Sunderland Royal Hospital, will be among those highlighting the importance of organ donation at an event in Newcastle on June 23rd. Every day across the UK, three people who could have benefited from a transplant die because there are not enough organ donors.

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NHS in South Tyneside and Sunderland support new quit

17th June 2019

The NHS in South Tyneside and Sunderland is backing NHS North of England Cancer Alliances’ new campaign which is raising awareness of the links between smoking and 16 types of cancer. The key message is: ‘Smoking causes 16 cancers. If one doesn’t kill you…it could change your life. Quitting is the one clear way to reduce your risk’.

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Benjamin’s run to say thank you to Sunderland hospital staff for helping to save Mum’s life

12th June 2019

Eight-year-old Benjamin Miller has a very special reason for taking part in this year’s Mini Great North Run - he will be running in aid of Sunderland Royal Hospital’s head and neck cancer charitable fund to thank the team who helped to save his mum’s life.

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Ground breaking bowel cancer research across the North East and Cumbria

11th June 2019

A ground-breaking £985,000 cancer research and treatment project, funded by the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and announced today (11 June), aims to reverse the region’s high incidence and low survival rates of bowel cancer (also called colorectal cancer).

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Family’s touching donation to South Tyneside Hospital’s Intensive Therapy Unit in memory of dad

5th June 2019

The family of a South Shields father who was cared for in his final days by staff in the Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) at South Tyneside District Hospital have donated items to aid other patients in their recovery.

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National medical conference comes to the North East

28th May 2019

A national conference in Emergency Radiology is coming to the region for the first time in June, bringing together a range of medical experts from all over Europe. The British Society of Emergency Radiology Conference, which is being held at the Durham Marriott Hotel on the 5th and 6th of June, promotes excellence in emergency imaging across the UK.

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NHS says ‘think carefully’ before using 999 or Emergency Departments

24th May 2019

The region’s NHS has issued a plea for the public to access emergency services with care ahead of a busy bank holiday weekend. A surge in demand is expected in hospitals across the North East and North Cumbria over the long weekend. To help ease the pressure, doctors are asking people to use services carefully and with consideration.

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Changes to South Tyneside and Sunderland maternity services all set for summer launch

23rd May 2019

The opening of a new midwifery-led birthing centre at South Tyneside District Hospital this summer is set to offer more choice on where to give birth for local women across South Tyneside and Sunderland.

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League of Friends’ donation is music to South Tyneside patients’ ears

21st May 2019

South Tyneside District Hospital’s League of Friends have hit the right note with their latest donation. They have provided three sets of digital music players with headphones for patients having operations under local or regional anaesthetic, who will be able to choose from playlists offering varied styles of music.

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The CHoICE Fleet Turns Green

21st May 2019

CHoICE proudly displays our two brand new, locally produced fully Electric Nissan Leafs which together with two fully electric Nissan E-NV200 vans comprise the backbone of our new Fleet. Sporting the Logos of CHoICE and the Trust, look out for vehicles conveying staff, clinical supplies, medicines and medical records to health facilities across the Sunderland and North Durham area. Wayne Carr, Director of Estates, CHoICE said “the investment in our new electric vehicles reflect our drive for quality in delivering facilities services, reduce our carbon footprint, benefitting the environment and are more cost effective than our old vans.”

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