Public urged to use emergency health services wisely this New Year weekend

28th December 2023

People in the North East are being reminded to please only call 999 or visit A&E if their condition is a threat to life or limb as services continue to face high demand over the New Year weekend.

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First set of students begin on UK’s only course of its kind to become next generation to lead kidney care

28th December 2023

Sunderland Royal Hospital is helping train up the future leaders who will care for kidney patients after launching the only course of its kind in the UK.

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Trust’s first fully dementia-friendly ward launched to help patients have a calming stay in hospital

27th December 2023

Our first fully dementia-friendly inpatient ward has been opened at South Tyneside District Hospital to help our older patients.

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Christmas deliveries welcomed at Sunderland Royal Hospital

26th December 2023

Our midwives were working all hours - as they always do - to welcome babies into the world.

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Elves head out to deliver gifts to patients as they spend Christmas in hospital

22nd December 2023

Kindness from the community will help patients have a comfy Christmas after donations of pyjamas and nighties were presented to a festive appeal.

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Advice for Sunderland residents who need urgent help from the NHS over Christmas and New Year

21st December 2023

Local GPs and hospital staff in Sunderland have issued some fresh advice for people who need urgent help from the NHS over this festive period.

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NHS team pile up the presents to gift to youngsters

21st December 2023

Colleagues worked together to collect gifts so that children will not go without this Christmas.

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New approach changes frail patients' lives in South Tyneside

20th December 2023

Patients in South Tyneside are among the first to benefit from a new care programme for people who are frail or have complex health conditions.

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Tips to help babies sleep safely this festive season

20th December 2023

Parents are being encouraged to ensure their babies sleep safe this Christmas by following some festive top tips.

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Help on hand to offer extra energy support this winter

15th December 2023

“Don't miss out on vital help with your energy services!” – that's the call from local health and care leaders to patients who rely on power for their health.

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