From Friday 11 September we are suspending visiting to all adult inpatient wards at South Tyneside District Hospital, Sunderland Royal Hospital and our Intermediate Care and Rehabilitation (ICAR) Unit based at Houghton Primary Care Centre, due to rising cases of COVID-19.
Restrictions around visiting other departments remain in place as detailed below. Please note that strict infection control measures remain in place and any visitors must wear a face mask and adhere to the guidance below. This is to protect yourself, our patients and our staff. Thank you for your support and co-operation
Adult inpatient wards
All visiting is suspended at this time.
Children’s wards and neonatal
Please continue to come alone to all outpatient appointments. The only exception to this is if you need a carer.
One parent / carer can accompany children under the age of 18 years old at their appointment
We recognise there will be exceptional circumstances (for example patients who have dementia, delirium, learning disabilities and those patients receiving end of life care). Please discuss visiting options with the ward manager or nurse in charge.
Important information for all visitors (PLEASE READ)
Please note that our restaurants are currently closed to the public.
Are you a carer?
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust recognises that carers play an important role in the continuing care of many of our patients during their hospital stay and in planning their discharge. We would like to work closely with you as your knowledge and experience of caring for your loved one or patient is absolutely invaluable. It is because of this that we look to involve carers in all aspects of patient care, including offering flexible visiting hours so you can help with meal times, or getting washed and dressed.
You are still able to come into the hospital to support the person you care for please speak to the ward manager or nurse in charge for further information or advice. Please contact Julie Porter Lead Nurse Patient Experience via 0191 5656256 for information relating to the Carers Passport or click here for more information.