31st July 2020

City Hospitals Independent Commercial Enterprises Ltd (CHoICE) has been presented with the Gold Award from the Ministry of Defence, the highest badge of honour for organisations which have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and demonstrated outstanding support for those who serve and have served.

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National recognition for Trust’s researchers for childbirth study

29th July 2020

The Maternity Unit at Sunderland Royal Hospital was the top recruiting centre nationally for the ANODE study investigating the use of antibiotics to prevent infections in mothers following forceps or vacuum deliveries. The research paper, published in the British Medical Journal, has been named ‘Research Paper of the Year’ in The BMJ Awards 2020.

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Video recordings ease heartache of separation for parents of newborns

29th July 2020

Parents of newborn babies being cared for on the Neonatal Unit at Sunderland Royal Hospital can now receive video updates when they are unable to be there. And when their child leaves the unit, they can download the videos to keep forever.

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Youngsters lend voices to local NHS smokefree campaign

28th July 2020

School children and young people from across the region are supporting South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust’s ‘smokefree’ campaign.

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23rd July 2020

SUNDERLAND'S Director of Public Health is urging people to play their part in the battle against Covid-19 by following the new legislation on face coverings. Gillian Gibson's call comes as new data shows that the number of positive cases in the city is on the rise with 15 new Covid cases registered in Sunderland in the last 14 days. She said: "We were in a really good position a couple of weeks ago with cases down to 0.7 per 100,000 people but we have seen a rise in the number of people testing positive for Covid following the continued easing of the lockdown, with new cases more than doubling from 7 to 15 in the last 14 days.

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South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust in line for four national awards recognising patient safety

22nd July 2020

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is in the running for an impressive four prestigious patient safety awards. The Health Service Journal (HSJ) Patient Safety Awards celebrate health and social care providers who demonstrate a safety first culture and help drive improvements in culture and quality across the NHS.

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Improving care and experience of older patients in South Tyneside and Sunderland hospitals

21st July 2020

A new initiative aims to improve the care and experience of older patients in hospital in South Tyneside and Sunderland and attract more nurses to work in this important field.

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Patients highly rate cancer care in South Tyneside and Sunderland

17th July 2020

The vast majority of cancer patients in South Tyneside and Sunderland felt very positive about the care they received, according to a national survey. In the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2019, patients at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust rated their care 8.8 out of a possible 10.

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Virtual visiting keeping South Tyneside and Sunderland hospital patients connected with loved ones

13th July 2020

It was a magical moment when stroke patient Michael Mouat discovered he was to become a great-grandfather for the first time via a video call with his family from his bed in Sunderland Royal Hospital. Mr Mouat is just one of the people who have benefited from South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust’s efforts to help patients stay connected with their loved ones during their hospital stay.

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Healthcare assistant is an absolute star

7th July 2020

A healthcare worker at Sunderland Royal Hospital 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. Healthcare assistant Laura Surtees is now the proud holder of the Cavell Star Award after she was nominated by elderly care ward sister Rachael Craggs.

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