Coronavirus survivor’s family thanks hospital staff who saved his life
The family of a coronavirus patient described by one doctor as ‘lucky to be alive’ has said a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to staff for the care and treatment he received at South Tyneside District Hospital. Abul Azad is now recovering at home after spending 56 days in intensive care.
Vacancy: 2 x Service User Co-Chairs (South Tyneside and Sunderland Maternity Voices Partnership)
Calling local Mums and Dads! South Tyneside and Sunderland Maternity Voices Partnership (MVP) is looking for 2 Service User Co-Chairs. Have you had a baby in the last five years? Or are you a representative of local parents who are current service users? Would you like to help improve maternity services in your local area? Apply today.
Hospital consultants appointed to drive forward Trust’s research and innovation ambitions
Two hospital consultants have been appointed to lead South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust in its continuing commitment to research and innovation. Mrs Deepali Varma, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Retinal Specialist at Sunderland Eye Infirmary, will be the new Director of Research, and Neonatal Consultant Dr Imran Ahmed has been named as Director of Innovation.
First birthday celebrations for combined South Tyneside and Sunderland maternity service
The Midwifery-Led Birthing Centre at South Tyneside District Hospital is celebrating an amazing first year during which it has helped bring around 220 babies into the world and has received an incredible 100% satisfaction rate from mums.
CHoICE AWARDED GOLD FOR SUPPORTING THE ARMED FORCES
City Hospitals Independent Commercial Enterprises Ltd (CHoICE) has been presented with the Gold Award from the Ministry of Defence, the highest badge of honour for organisations which have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and demonstrated outstanding support for those who serve and have served.
National recognition for Trust’s researchers for childbirth study
The Maternity Unit at Sunderland Royal Hospital was the top recruiting centre nationally for the ANODE study investigating the use of antibiotics to prevent infections in mothers following forceps or vacuum deliveries. The research paper, published in the British Medical Journal, has been named ‘Research Paper of the Year’ in The BMJ Awards 2020.
Video recordings ease heartache of separation for parents of newborns
Parents of newborn babies being cared for on the Neonatal Unit at Sunderland Royal Hospital can now receive video updates when they are unable to be there. And when their child leaves the unit, they can download the videos to keep forever.
Youngsters lend voices to local NHS smokefree campaign
School children and young people from across the region are supporting South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust’s ‘smokefree’ campaign.
FACE COVERINGS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING CALL AS CASES ON THE RISE IN SUNDERLAND
SUNDERLAND'S Director of Public Health is urging people to play their part in the battle against Covid-19 by following the new legislation on face coverings. Gillian Gibson's call comes as new data shows that the number of positive cases in the city is on the rise with 15 new Covid cases registered in Sunderland in the last 14 days. She said: "We were in a really good position a couple of weeks ago with cases down to 0.7 per 100,000 people but we have seen a rise in the number of people testing positive for Covid following the continued easing of the lockdown, with new cases more than doubling from 7 to 15 in the last 14 days.
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust in line for four national awards recognising patient safety
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is in the running for an impressive four prestigious patient safety awards. The Health Service Journal (HSJ) Patient Safety Awards celebrate health and social care providers who demonstrate a safety first culture and help drive improvements in culture and quality across the NHS.