The Trust is committed in ensuring the principles and duties of safeguarding adults and children are holistically, consistently and diligently applied. Working in partnership with education, social services, police, and other health services, we ensure patients, visitors and staff are appropriately safeguarded.
We have a dedicated Safeguarding Children and Adults Team and our Executive Director of Nursing, Melanie Johnson has board level responsibility for safeguarding children ensuring that the board is satisfied that all measures are taken to safeguard children and adults in our care.
Whoever you are, if you see, hear or know something that concerns you, and suspect that an adult or child is at risk of harm, you must report what you know.
South Tyneside District Hospital:
Safeguarding Children and Adults: 0191 2024135
Sunderland Royal Hospital:
Safeguarding Children and Adults: 0191 5410555
Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals - Melanie Johnson
Assistant Director for Safeguarding - Tracy Dean
Senior Nominated Officer for LADO - Kath Griffin
Named Nurse - Tracy Dawson
MCA/DoLS Advisor - Christine Johnson
Named Doctor – Kim Barrett
Designated Doctor – Dr Sunil Gupta
Named Nurse – Kerry Pate
Designated Doctor -Kim Barrett
Named Doctor - Rhona McCrone
Named Nurse - Kerry Pate