Quiet room brings comfort for end of life patients and their families

13th May 2021

Caring teams from South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust have created a quiet room in the emergency department to support patients at end of life who want to spend precious time with loved ones.

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Innovative Sexual Health Services recognised with national award

6th May 2021

Sexual Health Services in Gateshead and South Tyneside have been recognised nationally for their dynamic approach to providing young people friendly services in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Trust welcomes CQC quality report showing ‘clear and effective infection and prevention processes’ during COVID-19

30th April 2021

Leaders at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust have welcomed a quality report published today by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following a focused inspection of its infection, prevention and control (IPC) measures. During March, CQC inspectors visited Sunderland Royal Hospital and the Trust’s community Intermediate Care Assessment and Rehabilitation (ICAR) unit based at Houghton Primary Care Centre and spoke with staff and patients. 

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Married couple thank ‘fantastic’ hospital staff who saved their lives

21st April 2021

Husband and wife Peter and Sheila Kirkup have safely returned home after both fighting COVID-19 at Sunderland Royal Hospital and have credited the ‘fantastic’ care they received from staff for saving their lives.

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Community Matron is a shining star

12th April 2021

A community matron from South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust has been honoured through a national awards programme that recognises nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants who inspire those they work with and show exceptional care to patients and their families.

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Sunderland is first to connect health and social care data

12th April 2021

Health and social care services in Sunderland are the first in the North East and North Cumbria to securely view and share vital medical information. Hospitals, GPs, community services, mental health specialists and adult social care all hold different electronic records about patients. This means that people are often asked the same questions at various points in their health and care journey.

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Trust scoops silver award for better health at work

7th April 2021

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is celebrating after being recognised for its efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of its staff. 

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Trust encourages patients to give their feedback to help improve patient experience

26th March 2021

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust has made it easier for the public to share their experiences of care across its hospital and community services, by inviting patients to feedback virtually.

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World Sleep Day

19th March 2021

Today is World Sleep Day and to mark it our Occupational Health Mental Health Advisor, Helen Jones, would like to share with you TEN TOP TIPS to help you achieve a good night’s sleep.

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Quality, inclusion and a safe environment continue to be at the heart of NHS staff survey results for South Tyneside and Sunderland

18th March 2021

Results from the 2020 NHS Staff Survey show sustained improvements at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (STSFT) during an unprecedented year when staff were dealing with the effects of the global pandemic.

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