Public urged to plan ahead to wear face coverings in hospitals
The NHS in the north east and north Cumbria is urging the public to plan ahead and have face coverings available to wear when they attend hospital settings from Monday 15 June.
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust rated ‘GOOD’ following first comprehensive CQC inspection
A major inspection of community-based health services and acute hospital care has rated services provided by the newly formed South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation (STSFT) as ‘good’.
Newcastle University honour for South Tyneside and Sunderland kidney expert
Leading UK kidney consultant Dr Shalabh Srivastava has been appointed as a senior clinical lecturer at Newcastle University. The honour for Dr Srivastava, who works at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, is for his research work and for his teaching at the Trust and the university.
Sunderland doctor appointed Queen’s Honorary Surgeon
Army Reserve Colonel and Sunderland Royal Hospital Consultant Vascular Surgeon Ben Banerjee has been appointed as Queen’s Honorary Surgeon. The honour is in recognition of his distinguished military service which began 30 years ago when he joined the Army Reserves while still a medical student at Newcastle University.
Consultant Paediatrician to retire after almost 25 years’ service to children and families in Sunderland
Dr Andy Mellon will retire this summer after 24 years as a Consultant Paediatrician at Sunderland Royal Hospital. Dr Mellon has fulfilled a frontline role throughout this time, combining it with his educational role representing Newcastle University’s Medical School at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.
South Tyneside and Sunderland healthcare staff there for patients at the end of life
Staff at hospitals in South Tyneside and Sunderland are doing their utmost to ensure that relatives of coronavirus patients who cannot be with their loved ones at the end of life have memories to cherish.
Mum praises care at South Tyneside District Hospital’s Midwifery-Led Birthing Centre
“Out of this world” – that is how Sara and Paul Dunn described their birthing experience at South Tyneside District Hospital’s Midwifery-Led Birthing Centre. Couple Sara 36, and Paul, 37, from East Herrington chose to deliver their newest bundle of joy at the Midwifery-Led Birthing Centre after a recommendation from their community midwife.
Thanks for the nurse who saved Christmas
Senior nurse Nicola Peat is a passionate believer in going above and beyond for her patients and their loved ones. So, when a bereaved relative found herself stranded alone, hundreds of miles away from home at Christmas, Nicola didn’t hesitate and invited her to join her own family’s celebrations.
Praise for research team’s dedication to keeping trial going
The support of South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust’s Obstetrics and Gynaecology research team has enabled an important trial aimed at earlier identification of problems with unborn babies to keep going amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Region’s health chiefs reassure public as it begins to restart treatments
Health leaders across the North East and North Cumbria are reassuring the public about work to re-start some of the planned care which was put on hold to help the NHS cope with a rise of emergency COVID-19 cases during the pandemic.