Your NHS needs you! Emergency departments remain under severe pressure

13th December 2019

Health chiefs from across the region have confirmed that emergency departments remain very busy and some patients may experience very long waits as frontline teams prioritise serious emergencies and those in greatest clinical need.

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Join in the carolling at South Tyneside and Sunderland hospitals

10th December 2019

There is an open invitation from South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust to join in this year’s carol singing at Sunderland Royal Hospital and South Tyneside District Hospital.

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Young Benjamin’s £1,900 thank you to Sunderland hospital staff for helping to save Mum’s life

10th December 2019

Budding athlete Benjamin Miller has handed over a cheque for more than £1,900 to Sunderland Royal Hospital’s head and neck cancer charitable fund to say ‘thanks for saving my mum’.

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Army reservist Alex toughs it out to win medal

5th December 2019

Army reservist Alex Cairns earned a silver medal in one of the world’s toughest patrol exercises. Alex, who works as an emergency nurse practitioner in Sunderland Royal Hospital’s Emergency Department, serves as a corporal with Newcastle-based 201 Field Hospital, which provides clinical support to the Regular Army on operational tours in times of conflict, peacekeeping and humanitarian situations.

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Apprentice Tom is simply the best

4th December 2019

Tom, who is now a qualified multi-craft mechanical engineer, was named national Apprentice of the Year at the IHEEM (Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estates Management Association) awards. This followed on from him winning the 4th year Apprentice of the Year title at the Northern and Yorkshire NHS Assessment Centre’s regional NHS estates apprenticeship presentation evening.

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Region’s emergency departments under severe pressure from flu, vomiting & diarrhoea

28th November 2019

NHS organisations across the North East and North Cumbria are appealing to people with flu-like symptoms or vomiting and diarrhoea to stay away from hospital.

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National Safeguarding Adults Week

19th November 2019

Abuse of adults and children is wrong. Help to keep people safe-your friend, your neighbour, your relative, yourself. Recognise it. Report it. Stop it! Worried about someone?

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Sofa – so good for pregnant women at South Tyneside District Hospital

15th November 2019

Mams-to-be can now sit more comfortably in the antenatal department at South Tyneside District Hospital. Luxurious, leather sofas and chairs have replaced the old furniture in the lounge and the quiet room, thanks to the thoughtfulness of a patient and a generous donation from retailer Sofology.

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50th birth milestone for South Tyneside District Hospital’s midwifery-led birthing centre

13th November 2019

The midwifery-led birthing centre at South Tyneside District Hospital has celebrated its 50th birth since opening in the summer. Grace Tracey Duke was born at 8.41pm on Saturday, November 2nd, weighing 6lb 3oz. She is the first child for Chelsea Duke, 18, of Whitburn, and her partner, Cameron, 19.

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Wool you rise to the challenge and help patients with dementia?

12th November 2019

Staff in Sunderland Royal Hospital’s Emergency Department are urgently appealing for keen knitters to make ‘twiddle muffs’ for patients with dementia.

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