Schoolchildren receive vital protection against flu
Thousands of children in 223 primary schools in South Tyneside, Sunderland and Gateshead have received the nasal flu vaccine so far this year from South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust’s school-based immunisation service.
Creative students have designs on enhancing patient experience
Students from Teesside University’s MIMA School of Art & Design are involved in a project to help enhance patient experience at Sunderland Eye Infirmary.
Region’s NHS launches major public awareness campaign in appeal for people to help our vital services by using them wisely
The NHS across the North East and North Cumbria is today launching a major public awareness campaign in a bid to help ease pressure on busy frontline teams and make sure people use our valuable NHS resources wisely.
Footballers win hearts of young patients at Christmas
South Shields Football Club gained some new fans on a visit to South Tyneside District Hospital to deliver Christmas gifts for young patients. Players and staff brought along sackfuls of toys and games – and footballs, of course – to spread festive cheer in the children’s day unit and children’s emergency department.
Children’s Christmas thank-you to hospital staff
About 350 pupils, aged from four to 11, at St Benet’s RC Primary School, in Fulwell, have been making Christmas cards to be given to nurses and doctors who will be on duty at Sunderland Royal Hospital over the festive period.
Consultant in Public Health joins South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a Consultant in Public Health to further its ambitions to promote healthy lifestyles, prevent disease, protect and improve general health and improve healthcare services for the local population.
Your NHS needs you! Emergency departments remain under severe pressure
Health chiefs from across the region have confirmed that emergency departments remain very busy and some patients may experience very long waits as frontline teams prioritise serious emergencies and those in greatest clinical need.
Join in the carolling at South Tyneside and Sunderland hospitals
There is an open invitation from South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust to join in this year’s carol singing at Sunderland Royal Hospital and South Tyneside District Hospital.
Young Benjamin’s £1,900 thank you to Sunderland hospital staff for helping to save Mum’s life
Budding athlete Benjamin Miller has handed over a cheque for more than £1,900 to Sunderland Royal Hospital’s head and neck cancer charitable fund to say ‘thanks for saving my mum’.
Army reservist Alex toughs it out to win medal
Army reservist Alex Cairns earned a silver medal in one of the world’s toughest patrol exercises. Alex, who works as an emergency nurse practitioner in Sunderland Royal Hospital’s Emergency Department, serves as a corporal with Newcastle-based 201 Field Hospital, which provides clinical support to the Regular Army on operational tours in times of conflict, peacekeeping and humanitarian situations.