Trust’s vital contribution to research to help women who miscarry

9th September 2020

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust’s reputation as a research leader has been further enhanced with the publication of the results of a trial which could reduce the need for women to have surgery following a miscarriage.

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Donation is music to patients’ ears

9th September 2020

New music players are set to be a big hit on South Tyneside and Sunderland hospital wards caring for older people. The 10, easy-to-use MP3 music players were bought with £1,000 from Health Education England’s (HEE) Library Development Fund. They are expected to be of particular benefit for older patients.

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Health chiefs make plea to help avoid local lockdowns

7th September 2020

Health chiefs across the North East and North Cumbria are warning local communities to remain vigilant and #doyourbit to prevent lockdowns and protect each other from coronavirus. While rates of the virus have remained generally stable across the region, health and care leaders are reminding communities that this could change at any point and they must not become complacent.

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Tree of life blooms in the face of adversity

25th August 2020

A mural created by a Healthcare Assistant working on the frontline in the fight against coronavirus, has been unveiled at South Tyneside District Hospital today. Evelyn Frame, 62, a Health Care Assistant at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust painted the ‘Tree of Life’ as a tribute to all of the frontline staff who worked in the Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) at South Tyneside District Hospital, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Give us your views on virtual hospital appointments

24th August 2020

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is seeking patient views on virtual hospital appointments following new ways of working introduced during COVID-19.

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Chance for nurses of the future to gain paid work experience in South Tyneside and Sunderland hospitals

21st August 2020

Aspiring nurses are being offered the chance of paid care experience with South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust before embarking on their nursing degree course.

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Patients reminded to use new 24/7 emergency phone line for Sunderland Eye Infirmary

20th August 2020

A new 24/7 emergency phone line for people with urgent eye problems has proved a huge success with patients, allowing them to access specialist eye advice over the phone and reducing the need for unnecessary hospital visits.

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Paula’s outstanding contribution to COVID-19 research

18th August 2020

A research worker at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust has been recognised for her outstanding contribution during the pandemic. Paula Madgwick was new to her post reviewing research trials for the Trust when COVID-19 struck and she found herself faced with having to quickly get to grips with helping to set up vital trials.

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Toby’s bracelets bring smiles to children’s faces

12th August 2020

Enterprising Toby Medhurst may be only eight-years-old but already he’s showing he could have a bright future in business. Starting with only £5, he has raised a fantastic £425 for the children’s wards at Sunderland Royal Hospital by making and selling ‘rainbow wish’ bracelets. The kind-hearted, little lad even made some of the bracelets specially for the nurses on the ward where he and his brother Sam were treated for breathing difficulties when they were younger to say thank you for the amazing work they do.

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Healthcare staff and families get on their bikes to raise money for COVID-19 research

11th August 2020

Healthcare workers and their families took part in a cycle ride between South Tyneside and Sunderland to raise funds for research into the effects of COVID-19 on head and neck cancer patients. South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust’s head and neck cancer team organised the fun outing and consultants, specialist nurses and speech and language therapists were among those who took part.

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