Medical students get first taste of hospital life in South Tyneside and Sunderland
Students from the University of Sunderland’s new school of medicine had their first taste of life as doctors when they visited South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. Half of the 50-strong first cohort of students, who began their five-year journey towards a degree in medicine in September last year, met with staff and patients - some at South Tyneside District Hospital and some at Sunderland Royal Hospital.
Local NHS team prepares for annual mercy mission to India
A volunteer team led by staff from South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust will leave later this month for the 15th annual mission to provide medical help and education to a community in one of the poorest areas of India.
South Tyneside District Hospital’s League of Friends’ wonderful £35,000 gift
A magnificent £35,000 donation from The League of Friends at South Tyneside District Hospital will help patients on the road to recovery.
Investment of £275,000 in South Tyneside District Hospital’s endoscopy department
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust has invested £275,000 in modernising endoscopy facilities at South Tyneside District Hospital to improve the experience for patients and ensure continued excellent service provision in the future.
Sunderland Eye Infirmary praised for excellence in cataract surgery in new national NHS report
Sunderland Eye Infirmary, the region’s specialist eye hospital and centre of excellence for ophthalmology care, has been praised in a new national NHS report for its effective delivery of high-volume cataract surgery. The Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) report makes a series of recommendations for improving NHS care for patients with a range of eye problems.
New Year plea from region’s NHS to use services wisely
At the start of 2020, the North East and North Cumbria’s NHS is reiterating its plea to the public to use services wisely amid extremely high numbers of people accessing emergency healthcare services.
New electronic system helping South Tyneside and Sunderland patients to manage their outpatient appointments
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is pioneering a new electronic system which is making it easier for patients to manage their outpatient appointments.
90th baby born at midwifery-led birthing centre
The new midwifery-led birthing centre at South Tyneside District Hospital has celebrated the birth of the 90th baby since its opening last August. Amy Forbister had a water birth and her son weighed 7lb 9oz. The as yet unnamed baby boy is the first child for Amy, 33, an art technician, and her partner, electrician Dean Bowmaker, 28.
NHS appeal to use vital services wisely this New Year
As we head into the New Year celebrations, the NHS across the North East is continuing to ask members of the public to use NHS services wisely as emergency departments and the ambulance service report unprecedented demand across the region on their services.