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 on Spotify using the links below or click here to visit our YouTube channel where you can find fully captioned versions of each instalment.

We are now also on Apple Podcast where you can listen to episodes from Season 1, 2 & 3 here.

Sunderland Eye Infirmary is the only 24/7 dedicated eye Accident and Emergency Unit in the North East.

In this episode, we delve into the emergency department at the hospital with department manager Gemma Sloanes and junior charge nurse Adam Taylor.

The pair discuss their careers so far and give us an insight into life at the Eye Infirmary.

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Lynn Bates is our Cataract Treatment Centre Manager at Sunderland Eye Infirmary.

Lynn talks us through what cataracts are and what happens when a patient comes to us to have them removed.

She also discusses how excited she is to move to the new Eye Hospital and how this will benefit patients needing cataract treatments.

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(Cataract Treatment Centre Manager, Lynn Bates)

Tina Morrell helped launch our plans for the new Eye Hospital in Sunderland city centre. 

Ahead of her retirement as Programme Manager she joined us to talk about why there is a need to replace Sunderland Eye Infirmary and what's involved in such a huge project.
 
This includes the thought process into every decision being made to ensure we continue to provide the best possible care.
 
Tina also talks about challenging obstacles that come with such a complex plan and ultimately how the new Eye Hospital will benefit patients.

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(Tina Morrell, Programme Manager)

Our People Podcast is back.

On Friday 19th April we hosted our second annual Staff Recognition Awards as South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. 

The event was held at the Beacon of Light in Sunderland and it was even bigger and better than last year.

Listen to find out who the winners were.

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