Generous NHS staff make much needed donation to local foodbank

16th November 2020

Healthcare workers at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust have generously donated hundreds of items to a local foodbank.

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Family and friends urged to keep connected with hospital patients through virtual visiting and #SendingLove

12th November 2020

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is reminding family and friends of patients that they can still keep in touch with loved ones through virtual visiting or through the Trust’s #SendingLove scheme. Due to the rise of COVID-19 in the community and hospital admissions, the Trust had to take the very difficult decision to once again temporarily suspend visiting across all of its adult inpatient wards back in September. The move was taken to protect staff and patients, many of whom are vulnerable and at higher risk of serious complications from COVID-19.

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Public asked to #DoYourBit to protect the NHS by keeping A&E free for serious emergencies

23rd October 2020

Health leaders across the North East are asking people to do their bit this winter by thinking pharmacy, GP and 111 first, and not just to turn up to emergency (A&E) departments.

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Breath of fresh air as smoking shelters are removed from hospital grounds

2nd October 2020

Smoking shelters have been removed from the grounds of South Tyneside District Hospital and Sunderland Royal Hospital, cementing South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust’s commitment to become a truly smokefree organisation. 

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With the number of Covid infections rising and winter fast approaching, local NHS leaders are urging the public to keep A&E free for serious or life threatening emergencies.

25th September 2020

NHS A&E departments are designed to treat the most serious, life threatening conditions, so everyone across the North East is being asked to #DoYourBit and think carefully before turning up. The NHS across the region is also seeing a surge in hospital admissions of patients with confirmed COVID-19, many of whom are seriously ill and receiving intensive care and support.

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Breath of fresh air as smoking shelters removed from hospital grounds in South Tyneside and Sunderland

23rd September 2020

Smoking shelters are to be removed from the grounds of South Tyneside District Hospital and Sunderland Royal Hospital, cementing South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust’s commitment to become a truly smokefree organisation.

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Health chiefs welcome local restrictions and urge public to #DoYourBit to help region’s NHS as COVID-19 cases rise

17th September 2020

Health chiefs across the region have welcomed new measures designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 which come into effect across Northumberland, North Tyneside, Newcastle, Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and County Durham from 00.01 hrs on Friday 18 September.

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Trust’s staff on their marks for Virtual Great North Run

17th September 2020

Heart specialist Dr Mickey Jachuck will set off on Sunday (September 13th) for his first Great North Run – from his doorstep. Dr Jachuck is among a number of South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust staff who will join the thousands of people worldwide taking part in the Virtual Great North Run on the day the 40th staging of the half-marathon was scheduled to take place.

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Family's thank you to diabetes team for child's care

16th September 2020

The Chapman family of South Shields have not let the pandemic stand in the way of their fundraising for the children’s diabetes team at South Tyneside District Hospital. Daniel was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was four years old. He was 13 on August 24th and, in the intervening years, mum, Glynis, and dad, Graham, estimate they have helped to raise about £4,000 to support the work of the specialist team who have helped their son to live as normal a life as possible.

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Visiting suspended on all adult inpatient wards at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

10th September 2020

Leaders at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust have taken the difficult but important decision to suspend visiting to all adult inpatient wards at its hospitals in South Tyneside and Sunderland due to rising cases of COVID-19.

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