NHS staff will begin vaccinating people aged 65 to 69 and those who are clinically vulnerable against Covid from tomorrow (Monday) with over one million people already invited to book a jab.
All residents and members of staff in care homes for older people across Sunderland have now been offered the Covid -19 vaccine.
People aged 70 and over who have not yet been vaccinated against Covid and who would like to be are today being asked to contact the NHS to arrange a jab.
A matron from South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust 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.
We are currently recruiting for an Apprentice Administrative Officer to work in Claims Management based at Sunderland Royal Hospital. If you would like to earn while you learn, click here to apply: https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/916366160 Please note, this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received
In the UK only 12 per cent of engineers are female, even in the NHS engineering is still a male-dominated industry. But Katherine Jones is blazing a trail for women as she becomes the first ever female to complete the NHS Biomedical Engineering apprenticeship in the North East.
Sunderland has set out its ambitions to be a carbon neutral city by 2040. Partners across the city have signed up to a Low Carbon Framework that will drive down emissions and seek to make the city carbon neutral within 20 years.
MORE than 80 per cent of residents and 50 per cent of staff in care homes for older people in Sunderland have been vaccinated as the city continues its fight back against Covid-19. Sunderland was among a number of areas of the country singled out for praise by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in his news conference this afternoon for their vaccination efforts to protect the vulnerable.
As the weekly Clap for Carers returns during the third national lockdown, healthcare bosses at Sunderland and South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust are asking the public to show their continued support for the NHS, not by clapping, but by simply sticking to the rules.
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is the first acute and community Trust in the North East to start vaccinating its frontline staff after receiving the newly approved Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine this morning.The Trust started vaccinating staff this afternoon at South Tyneside District Hospital and Sunderland Royal Hospital. Tracy Barnett from the Trust’s Community Stroke Team was the very first to be vaccinated at South Tyneside District Hospital today.