In the UK only 12 per cent of engineers are female, even in the NHS engineering is still a male-dominated industry. But Katherine Jones is blazing a trail for women as she becomes the first ever female to complete the NHS Biomedical Engineering apprenticeship in the North East.
Sunderland has set out its ambitions to be a carbon neutral city by 2040. Partners across the city have signed up to a Low Carbon Framework that will drive down emissions and seek to make the city carbon neutral within 20 years.
MORE than 80 per cent of residents and 50 per cent of staff in care homes for older people in Sunderland have been vaccinated as the city continues its fight back against Covid-19. Sunderland was among a number of areas of the country singled out for praise by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in his news conference this afternoon for their vaccination efforts to protect the vulnerable.
As the weekly Clap for Carers returns during the third national lockdown, healthcare bosses at Sunderland and South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust are asking the public to show their continued support for the NHS, not by clapping, but by simply sticking to the rules.
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is the first acute and community Trust in the North East to start vaccinating its frontline staff after receiving the newly approved Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine this morning.The Trust started vaccinating staff this afternoon at South Tyneside District Hospital and Sunderland Royal Hospital. Tracy Barnett from the Trust’s Community Stroke Team was the very first to be vaccinated at South Tyneside District Hospital today.
Healthcare leaders at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust are introducing further measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Across South Tyneside District Hospital and Sunderland Royal Hospital, the Trust is now caring for the same number of patients as it was at the height of the pandemic in April with over 200 people currently in hospital with confirmed COVID-19.
Healthcare leaders at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust are appealing for public support as the Trust manages a surge in Covid-19 cases which is putting significant pressures on hospital services.
Healthcare staff at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust’s Neonatal Unit are raising money for the Trust littlest patients by walking thousands of miles to Lapland (virtually). The Team, who care for babies born prematurely or needing special care, began their winter walk on World Prematurity Day on the 17th November 2020 and will finish on Christmas Eve.
Sunderland Royal Hospital has officially been crowned as one the most digitally advanced organisations in the whole NHS and the only hospital in the North of England to be awarded Level 7 status from the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS).
New research commissioned by the seven North East councils reveals how people across the region feel about Covid-19 and local restrictions - with over half admitting that while they want to follow the rules, they ‘find it hard’ to stick to social distancing guidelines.