Give us your views on virtual hospital appointments

24th August 2020

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is seeking patient views on virtual hospital appointments following new ways of working introduced during COVID-19.

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Chance for nurses of the future to gain paid work experience in South Tyneside and Sunderland hospitals

21st August 2020

Aspiring nurses are being offered the chance of paid care experience with South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust before embarking on their nursing degree course.

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Patients reminded to use new 24/7 emergency phone line for Sunderland Eye Infirmary

20th August 2020

A new 24/7 emergency phone line for people with urgent eye problems has proved a huge success with patients, allowing them to access specialist eye advice over the phone and reducing the need for unnecessary hospital visits.

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Paula’s outstanding contribution to COVID-19 research

18th August 2020

A research worker at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust has been recognised for her outstanding contribution during the pandemic. Paula Madgwick was new to her post reviewing research trials for the Trust when COVID-19 struck and she found herself faced with having to quickly get to grips with helping to set up vital trials.

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Toby’s bracelets bring smiles to children’s faces

12th August 2020

Enterprising Toby Medhurst may be only eight-years-old but already he’s showing he could have a bright future in business. Starting with only £5, he has raised a fantastic £425 for the children’s wards at Sunderland Royal Hospital by making and selling ‘rainbow wish’ bracelets. The kind-hearted, little lad even made some of the bracelets specially for the nurses on the ward where he and his brother Sam were treated for breathing difficulties when they were younger to say thank you for the amazing work they do.

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Healthcare staff and families get on their bikes to raise money for COVID-19 research

11th August 2020

Healthcare workers and their families took part in a cycle ride between South Tyneside and Sunderland to raise funds for research into the effects of COVID-19 on head and neck cancer patients. South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust’s head and neck cancer team organised the fun outing and consultants, specialist nurses and speech and language therapists were among those who took part.

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Coronavirus survivor’s family thanks hospital staff who saved his life

11th August 2020

The family of a coronavirus patient described by one doctor as ‘lucky to be alive’ has said a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to staff for the care and treatment he received at South Tyneside District Hospital. Abul Azad is now recovering at home after spending 56 days in intensive care.

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Vacancy: 2 x Service User Co-Chairs (South Tyneside and Sunderland Maternity Voices Partnership)

10th August 2020

Calling local Mums and Dads! South Tyneside and Sunderland Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) is looking for 2 Service User Co-Chairs. Have you had a baby in the last five years? Or are you a representative of local parents who are current service users? Would you like to help improve maternity services in your local area? Apply today.

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Hospital consultants appointed to drive forward Trust’s research and innovation ambitions

10th August 2020

Two hospital consultants have been appointed to lead South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust in its continuing commitment to research and innovation. Mrs Deepali Varma, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Retinal Specialist at Sunderland Eye Infirmary, will be the new Director of Research, and Neonatal Consultant Dr Imran Ahmed has been named as Director of Innovation.

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First birthday celebrations for combined South Tyneside and Sunderland maternity service

5th August 2020

The Midwifery-Led Birthing Centre at South Tyneside District Hospital is celebrating an amazing first year during which it has helped bring around 220 babies into the world and has received an incredible 100% satisfaction rate from mums.

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