League of Friends’ donation is music to South Tyneside patients’ ears

21st May 2019

South Tyneside District Hospital’s League of Friends have hit the right note with their latest donation. They have provided three sets of digital music players with headphones for patients having operations under local or regional anaesthetic, who will be able to choose from playlists offering varied styles of music.

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The CHoICE Fleet Turns Green

21st May 2019

CHoICE proudly displays our two brand new, locally produced fully Electric Nissan Leafs which together with two fully electric Nissan E-NV200 vans comprise the backbone of our new Fleet. Sporting the Logos of CHoICE and the Trust, look out for vehicles conveying staff, clinical supplies, medicines and medical records to health facilities across the Sunderland and North Durham area. Wayne Carr, Director of Estates, CHoICE said “the investment in our new electric vehicles reflect our drive for quality in delivering facilities services, reduce our carbon footprint, benefitting the environment and are more cost effective than our old vans.”

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South Tyneside and Sunderland healthcare staff to gain insight into life as a patient with dementia

15th May 2019

During Dementia Action Week, May 20th to 26th, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust staff will be given an insight into what life on a hospital ward for a patient with dementia can be like.

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New sexual health clinic for young parents in South Tyneside

15th May 2019

A new clinic has been introduced in South Tyneside, principally to give young parents up to the age of 25 increased access to contraception, and reduce unintended pregnancies.

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Chance for South Tyneside and Sunderland patients to find out about research giving them access to latest treatments

15th May 2019

The exciting developments in research which are giving patients in South Tyneside and Sunderland the opportunity to receive the very latest treatments will be highlighted at special events marking International Clinical Trials Day, which is on May 20th.

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CHoICE is officially an armed forces-friendly NHS employer in Sunderland

13th May 2019

CHoICE Ltd, which provides facilities, pharmacy and other operational support services for South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, has signed The Armed Forces Covenant, formally identifying itself as a forces-friendly employer.

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Are you ready to talk about death and dying?

8th May 2019

St Benedict’s Hospice and Centre for Specialist Palliative Care Centre in Sunderland will be encouraging one of the most challenging but important conversations of all at a special event on Monday May 13th – the start of Dying Matters Awareness Week 2019.

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Birth of Royal baby sees BEARing of gifts for newborns at Sunderland Royal Hospital

7th May 2019

In honour of the arrival of the new Royal baby, Build-A-Bear has donated celebratory bears to Sunderland Royal Hospital’s maternity unit for all newborns delivered on the same day.

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Sunderland visit showcases advances in healthcare

3rd May 2019

A delegation from the city of Harbin in China has made a special visit to Sunderland to see the advances that the city has made in key areas of healthcare such as cardiovascular medicine, dementia care and how technology can be used to improve patient outcomes.

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Count on knowing your numbers to reduce risk of stroke

1st May 2019

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust staff will be highlighting the importance of understanding the link between high blood pressure and stroke and of ‘knowing your numbers’ during Stroke Awareness Month in May.

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