We have general surgery services across both Sunderland Royal Hospital and South Tyneside District Hospital with a team of skilled staff including Specialist and Registered Nurses, Health Care Support Workers working alongside our Consultant Surgeons and other medical staff. We also have an excellent administration team along with support staff from domestic and portering services.

South Tyneside Pre-operative Assessment Service

The Pre-operative Assessment Service is available to all adult patients requiring day case or in-patient elective surgery. Specialities include general surgery, orthopaedics, gynaecology and urology.

The patient assessment is undertaken to ensure patients are physically fit for anaesthesia / surgery and psychologically prepared for the admission, surgery, hospital stay, discharge and rehabilitation. The assessment also incorporates elements of social care and early discharge planning.

Specific individual patient needs can be identified and an appropriate plan of care compiled, for example sensory impairment, learning disabilities, mental health, mental capacity, interpreter issues.

Our Team

Directorate Manager - Karen Green

Clinical Director/Consultant Surgeon - Neil Jennings

Clinical Governance Lead/Consultant Surgeon - Will Carr

Matron - Denise Simpson

Divisional Admin Manager - Susan Gray

Deputy Divisional Admin Manager - Lisa Higgins

Directorate Manager Support - Linda McFaulds

Find Us

General Surgery - C Floor Sunderland Royal Hospital (Wards C30, ESAU on C31, C32, SDEC)

General Surgery - South Tyneside Hospital (Surgical Care In Patient ward - SCIP)

Durham Treatment Centre - the Centre is located just outside of Durham City Centre on Belmont Industrial Park, DH1 1HP

Directorate Office - Bede House, Sunderland Royal Hospital