Trust’s staff on their marks for Virtual Great North Run

17th September 2020

Heart specialist Dr Mickey Jachuck will set off on Sunday (September 13th) for his first Great North Run – from his doorstep. Dr Jachuck is among a number of South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust staff who will join the thousands of people worldwide taking part in the Virtual Great North Run on the day the 40th staging of the half-marathon was scheduled to take place.

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Family's thank you to diabetes team for child's care

16th September 2020

The Chapman family of South Shields have not let the pandemic stand in the way of their fundraising for the children’s diabetes team at South Tyneside District Hospital. Daniel was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when he was four years old. He was 13 on August 24th and, in the intervening years, mum, Glynis, and dad, Graham, estimate they have helped to raise about £4,000 to support the work of the specialist team who have helped their son to live as normal a life as possible.

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Visiting suspended on all adult inpatient wards at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

10th September 2020

Leaders at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust have taken the difficult but important decision to suspend visiting to all adult inpatient wards at its hospitals in South Tyneside and Sunderland due to rising cases of COVID-19.

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Trust’s vital contribution to research to help women who miscarry

9th September 2020

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust’s reputation as a research leader has been further enhanced with the publication of the results of a trial which could reduce the need for women to have surgery following a miscarriage.

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Donation is music to patients’ ears

9th September 2020

New music players are set to be a big hit on South Tyneside and Sunderland hospital wards caring for older people. The 10, easy-to-use MP3 music players were bought with £1,000 from Health Education England’s (HEE) Library Development Fund. They are expected to be of particular benefit for older patients.

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Health chiefs make plea to help avoid local lockdowns

7th September 2020

Health chiefs across the North East and North Cumbria are warning local communities to remain vigilant and #doyourbit to prevent lockdowns and protect each other from coronavirus. While rates of the virus have remained generally stable across the region, health and care leaders are reminding communities that this could change at any point and they must not become complacent.

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Tree of life blooms in the face of adversity

25th August 2020

A mural created by a Healthcare Assistant working on the frontline in the fight against coronavirus, has been unveiled at South Tyneside District Hospital today. Evelyn Frame, 62, a Health Care Assistant at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust painted the ‘Tree of Life’ as a tribute to all of the frontline staff who worked in the Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) at South Tyneside District Hospital, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Give us your views on virtual hospital appointments

24th August 2020

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is seeking patient views on virtual hospital appointments following new ways of working introduced during COVID-19.

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Chance for nurses of the future to gain paid work experience in South Tyneside and Sunderland hospitals

21st August 2020

Aspiring nurses are being offered the chance of paid care experience with South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust before embarking on their nursing degree course.

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Patients reminded to use new 24/7 emergency phone line for Sunderland Eye Infirmary

20th August 2020

A new 24/7 emergency phone line for people with urgent eye problems has proved a huge success with patients, allowing them to access specialist eye advice over the phone and reducing the need for unnecessary hospital visits.

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