Public asked to use 999 and Emergency Department services wisely
The region’s NHS is calling on people to use 999 and Emergency Departments (A&E) carefully as the region’s emergency services are facing extra pressures this week. With several hospitals across the North East and North Cumbria reporting higher demand than usual, the NHS is asking everyone to think before dialling 999 or attending Emergency Departments.
New ultrasound machine to ensure quick, safe and effective care for South Tyneside Biomechanics patients in years ahead
Investment of almost £38,000 in a new ultrasound machine for South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust’s Biomechanics team will ensure South Tyneside patients with foot and ankle problems will continue to receive quick, safe and effective care for years to come.
South Tyneside and Sunderland kidney patients given the chance to find out about services for them
Around 170 kidney patients from South Tyneside and Sunderland were invited to a special event to find out more about the services and support available to them from South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.
Call for new governors as ‘South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust’ celebrates first day
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is today calling for people with a keen interest in making a positive contribution to local health services to consider becoming governors of the new Trust. From today, Monday 1 April, the new organisation has come into operation following the formal merger of South Tyneside NHS Foundation trust and City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.
Hospital’s League of Friends are the wheel deal
The latest charitable donation from South Tyneside District Hospital’s League of Friends has been used to buy 24 wheelchairs, bringing the total number which they have provided in the last five years to 57.
South Tyneside hails its very own NHS heroes
South Tyneside celebrated outstanding achievements by staff across the organisation at its Reward & Recognition Awards ceremony. Nearly 200 people gathered at the Clarion Hotel, Boldon, for the event. The awards were open to all staff, recognising the many varied roles that play a vital part in the running of the Trust, providing hospital services in South Tyneside and community health services in South Tyneside, Sunderland and Gateshead.
Vital changes to stroke services saving lives across South Tyneside and Sunderland
More patients across South Tyneside and Sunderland are now getting access to high quality stroke care and life saving treatment thanks to major changes made as part of Phase One of the Path to Excellence programme. Latest data from the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP)* shows the quality of stroke services has risen significantly over the past two years with more patients now receiving timely care, delivered by specialists, in a dedicated acute stroke unit.
Sunderland healthcare assistant is a shining example
A healthcare assistant at Sunderland Eye Infirmary is the winner of a Cavell Star Award for showing exceptional care for her patients. Charlotte Rooney was nominated by staff on the Glaucoma and Mayling Diagnostic Units, where she has worked since January 2018. She began as an apprentice and recently became a fully qualified healthcare assistant
Green light for South Tyneside and Sunderland merger
The formal merger of South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust and City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation has moved one step closer following positive feedback from regulators NHS Improvement and a recommendation from each individual Trust Board to proceed with the transaction. This means work can progress to complete the process by the end of March with the new organisation, ‘South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust’, on track to come into operation on 1 April 2019.
Programme lead announced for new School of Medicine
One of the region’s leading consultants in elderly medicine and a much-loved mentor to dozens of junior doctors for almost two decades has taken up a key role in the University of Sunderland’s new School of Medicine. Dr Andy Davies who currently heads up the Falls and Syncope Service and is a consultant in elderly medicine at Sunderland Royal Hospital, has been appointed Undergraduate Programme Lead by the University.