Critical care worker among NHS staff to lead staff collections for Ukraine

17th March 2022

A Ukrainian-born nurse and her colleagues have rallied round to gather scores of supplies ready to be sent to help those affected by the conflict in her home country.

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Football supporters who helped save fellow fans’ lives join in course to keep on top of their CPR skills

17th March 2022

NHS staff who used their resuscitation skills to help save the lives of two fellow football fans have topped up their training so they are always ready to put their advanced lifesaving skills to the test.

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Specialist scanner helps patients access care closer to home

14th March 2022

A new specialist scanner, which helps to diagnose cancer, has arrived in South Tyneside meaning patients can have their scans much closer to home.

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Maternity unit first in region to take delivery of care boxes to support babies with Down’s Syndrome

11th March 2022

Sunderland’s maternity unit is the first in the region to take delivery of new care boxes aimed at supporting new mums who have given birth to babies with Down’s Syndrome and their families.

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9am until 9pm opening hours for South Tyneside Urgent Care for Children service

4th March 2022

Healthcare leaders have announced a temporary change to the opening hours of the Borough’s ‘Urgent Care for Children’ service.

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Could your experience of mental health help others?

3rd March 2022

A new team of Peer Support Workers is set to be recruited to join the range of mental health services in Gateshead. The team will be employed by South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, with support from NHS Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group.

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Visiting re-introduced safely on adult inpatient wards at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust 

3rd March 2022

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is safely easing some of its visitor restrictions from the start of next week by introducing a booking system on its adult inpatient wards to allow patients to have precious time with their loved ones. 

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Business expert with a passion for health and wellbeing appointed as Trust's new Chair

25th February 2022

A woman who has steered businesses to success has spoken with pride about the dedication of NHS staff after her appointment as the new Chair at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (STSFT).

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Portering pair in running for national award titles as light is shone on hospital roles

21st February 2022

A hospital porter, dubbed a “walking encyclopaedia of knowledge” of the job and a manager who rose through the ranks to take a top role, are in the running for for national awards.

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Families high praise for friendly hospital staff on South Tyneside and Sunderland’s children’s wards

14th February 2022

The steps taken by hospital staff to involve families in the treatment of children and young people who needed to stay in hospital during the height of the pandemic has been praised as part of a national survey.

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