Here at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (STSFT) we are proud to serve nearly 500,000 residents in the North East of England. Our People Podcast shares the stories of our fantastic staff and explores behind the scenes in many different services and departments. Listen to every episode below.

In this episode we talked to Antenatal Services Manager, Amanda Bargh and Caroline Turner from Down’s Syndrome North East. In March Down’s Syndrome North East donated new care boxes to Sunderland Royal Hospital’s maternity unit. The care boxes were aimed at supporting new mums who have given birth to babies with Down’s Syndrome and their families.

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(Caroline Turner, left, Amanda Bargh, right and host Fiona Thompson, centre)

On this week’s episode of Our People Podcast we spoke with experienced radiographers Paul Simpson and Dee Sixsmith. We discussed the benefits of the new state-of-the-art £10 million Integrated Diagnostic Centre that is being built at South Tyneside District Hospital as well as what it takes to be a Radiographer.

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(Paul Simpson, left, Dee Sixsmith, centre and host Fiona Thompson, right)

On this week's episode of Our People Podcast we spoke with the Trust's Clinical Lead's Lynn Tallintire and Kay Stidolph as well as our new System Coordinators Rachel Daurat and Catherine Reay. We talked about the Trust's Discharge Lounge at both South Tyneside and Sunderland including what it involves, how it works as well as some of the projects that our teams have been working on.

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(From left to right, host Lauren Robinson, Kay Stidolph, Catherine Reay, Lynn Tallintire and Rachel Daurat)

On this week’s episode of Our People Podcast we spoke with Head of Research, Claire Livingstone. We talked about what the research team do here at the Trust and what they are currently working on.

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(Head of Research, Claire Livingstone)