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.
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.
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.
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.”
During Dementia Action Week, May 20th to 26th, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust staff will be given an insight into what life on a hospital ward for a patient with dementia can be like.
A new clinic has been introduced in South Tyneside, principally to give young parents up to the age of 25 increased access to contraception, and reduce unintended pregnancies.
The exciting developments in research which are giving patients in South Tyneside and Sunderland the opportunity to receive the very latest treatments will be highlighted at special events marking International Clinical Trials Day, which is on May 20th.
CHoICE Ltd, which provides facilities, pharmacy and other operational support services for South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, has signed The Armed Forces Covenant, formally identifying itself as a forces-friendly employer.
St Benedict’s Hospice and Centre for Specialist Palliative Care Centre in Sunderland will be encouraging one of the most challenging but important conversations of all at a special event on Monday May 13th – the start of Dying Matters Awareness Week 2019.
In honour of the arrival of the new Royal baby, Build-A-Bear has donated celebratory bears to Sunderland Royal Hospital’s maternity unit for all newborns delivered on the same day.