A healthcare assistant at Sunderland Eye Infirmary is the winner of a Cavell Star Award for showing exceptional care for her patients. Charlotte Rooney was nominated by staff on the Glaucoma and Mayling Diagnostic Units, where she has worked since January 2018. She began as an apprentice and recently became a fully qualified healthcare assistant
The formal merger of South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust and City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation has moved one step closer following positive feedback from regulators NHS Improvement and a recommendation from each individual Trust Board to proceed with the transaction. This means work can progress to complete the process by the end of March with the new organisation, ‘South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust’, on track to come into operation on 1 April 2019.
One of the region’s leading consultants in elderly medicine and a much-loved mentor to dozens of junior doctors for almost two decades has taken up a key role in the University of Sunderland’s new School of Medicine. Dr Andy Davies who currently heads up the Falls and Syncope Service and is a consultant in elderly medicine at Sunderland Royal Hospital, has been appointed Undergraduate Programme Lead by the University.
Sunderland Eye Infirmary has been honoured for the contribution of its Ophthalmology research team to improving the health and treatment options available to patients worldwide. The Trust was selected by global biopharmaceutical solutions organisation Syneos Health as a recipient of its Site Appreciation Award, which recognises the value of clinical research sites as partners in the clinical research process.
Katherine Jones and Britney Jarvis are blazing a trail in the North East for female NHS Biomedical Engineering apprentices. The pair work at South Tyneside District Hospital which, along with Sunderland Royal Hospital is promoting Healthcare Science Week 2019 between March 8th-17th to celebrate and raise awareness of the many careers in Healthcare Science and inspire the scientific workforce of the future.
Results from the 2018 NHS Staff Survey show continued positive improvements in staff feedback at both South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust and City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. The two organisations, which are soon set to become South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust*, had some of the highest response rates in the country with over 3,500 staff across South Tyneside (1,435) and Sunderland (2,241) completing the survey.
Hospital teams in South Tyneside and Sunderland have shared their ambitions to create outstanding future services which offer the very highest quality of safe patient care and clinical excellence. Following several months of work led by local doctors, nurses and therapy staff from both hospitals as part of Phase Two of the Path to Excellence programme, an ‘Updated Draft Case for Change’, outlining the future ambitions for hospital care, has now been published.
Highlighting the importance of food and drink to health and wellbeing will be on the menu in South Tyneside and Sunderland hospitals during Nutrition & Hydration Week 2019.
South Tyneside and City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trusts are supporting the week from March 11th-17th with a programme of activities emphasising the positive and inspiring aspects of good practice already taking place and generally encouraging good nutrition and hydration for patients and staff.
One of the region’s leading consultants in elderly medicine and a much-loved mentor to dozens of junior doctors for almost two decades has taken up a key role in the University of Sunderland’s new School of Medicine.