New service for South Tyneside spinal patients

18th September 2019

South Tyneside spinal patients now have the benefit for the first time of a service on their doorstep. From this month (September), two consultant-led Outpatient clinics a month will be held at South Tyneside District Hospital for patients referred by their GP, or requiring follow-up after treatment, for a back problem or injury.

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Supporting South Tyneside patients with a stoma

18th September 2019

A new support group is being introduced for patients in South Tyneside with a stoma. The first of the three-monthly meetings will be held on Wednesday, September 25th, from 2pm to 4pm, at Cleadon Park Primary Care Centre in South Shields.

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South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust doctor is a leading scholar

18th September 2019

Dr Carina Dowson, who works as a registrar in the integrated care and emergency ambulatory care units at Sunderland Royal Hospital, was awarded a place among its 2019/20 group of talented scholars by the Healthcare Leadership Academy (HLA). She has now begun the intense, year-long programme.

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South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust shows support for inclusion with Rainbow Badge

16th September 2019

Staff at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust are being invited to show their support for breaking down barriers which people may face within the NHS, by signing a pledge and wearing a Rainbow Badge.

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Sunderland head and neck cancer specialists promote awareness of HPV infection and vaccination

11th September 2019

The head and neck cancer team at Sunderland Royal Hospital will be highlighting the importance of HPV infection and the vaccination programme to prevent it during Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, September 16th to 20th*.

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Job opportunities for nurses with South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

10th September 2019

Nurses seeking to develop their careers with South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust could leave the next recruitment event with a job offer in their hand.

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New Midwifery-Led Birthing Centre in South Shields popular choice for local mams

10th September 2019

South Tyneside District Hospital’s new midwifery-led birthing centre is proving to be a popular choice for expectant mams in the local area. Eighteen babies have now been born in the new facility, which opened on August 5. The centre’s latest arrival and 18th baby to be born at the centre is Liam Matthew Harrison. He was delivered by experienced midwife Michelle Becke, who has worked at the maternity unit at South Tyneside District Hospital for over 20 years.

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Bus stop is just the ticket for Sunderland patients with dementia

9th September 2019

A replica bus stop in Sunderland Royal Hospital’s Emergency Department is helping to calm and reassure patients with dementia. Supplied by Nexus and complete with a bus stop sign and a current timetable of local routes, it is situated in a quiet room where they can sit and reminisce.

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Great North Run

5th September 2019

From the very beginning this event has been a celebration of what makes the North East great; thousands of supporters lining the course, hundreds of volunteers helping you along the way and runners like you, from around the UK who embody dedication and determination whatever your reason for running. You can sponsor our teams on their 13.1 mile journey here.

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Sunderland NHS employer CHoICE’s support of armed forces earns Silver award

4th September 2019

CHoICE Ltd, which provides facilities, pharmacy and other operational support services for South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, has received the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Silver award.

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