A delegation from the city of Harbin in China has made a special visit to Sunderland to see the advances that the city has made in key areas of healthcare such as cardiovascular medicine, dementia care and how technology can be used to improve patient outcomes.
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust staff will be highlighting the importance of understanding the link between high blood pressure and stroke and of ‘knowing your numbers’ during Stroke Awareness Month in May.
The latest in a series of successful recruitment drives in The Philippines by South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust has resulted in job offers for almost 140 highly qualified nurses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.