200 turn out for protest at South Tyneside Hospital

MPs and campaigners yesterday rallied in a last-ditch protest to save a range of hospital services in South Tyneside.

Pharmacist/Pharmacy of the Year Award winners - Tony Schofield and Flagg Court Pharmacy.

South Shields pharmacist’s humbling award win - and could you be next?

An award-winning pharmacist urged Gazette readers to nominate a health hero - because it could be a fantastic morale boost for them.

Staff from Ward 19 at South Tyneside District Hospital, left to right, staff nurse Kelly Hicks, auxiliary nurses Carole Leithead and Amelia Hambley, Dr Dominic Maxfield, staff nurse Karen Turnbull and auxiliary nurses Susan Pratt and Lisa Hall.

Best of Health Awards honour ‘exceptional, compassionate care’ from heroes working under great pressure

South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust is backing the our Best of Health Awards once again - hailing them as a chance to let staff know how much they are appreciated.

South Shields Labout MP Emma Lewell-Buck.

‘Listen to the people’ – MP’s message to health chiefs over the future of South Tyneside District Hospital

An MP has called on health chiefs to take public opinion on board when they meet to decide on future services at South Tyneside’s main hospital.

South Tyneside Hospital

Stephen Hepburn MP: We need as many people as possible at demo to support our hospital

There are two big events coming up on behalf of the Save South Tyneside Hospital Campaign.


Valentine's Day meals 'shockingly unhealthy', find health scientists

Supermarkets are selling Valentine's Day meal deals containing "shockingly unhealthy" amounts of salt, sugar and fat at bargain prices, according to a survey.

Valentine's Day leads to mini baby boom, NHS data shows

Valentine's Day leads to a small - but noticeable - baby boom, figures have shown.
Community Nurse of the Year Gill Gunn with her award.

Know a health hero? Then make sure they get the praise they deserve

Award-winning nurse Gill Gunn reflected on her night of triumph - and said: “I was lucky. You could be too.”

South Tyneside District Hospital

Meeting to discuss future of hospital services in South Tyneside

A crunch meeting has been called to discuss the future of South Tyneside District Hospital and Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Sunderland & South Tyneside Health Awards 2017 at the Quality Hotel, Boldon.

Best of Health Awards: Time to honour your health heroes

It’s time to honour your health heroes.

Colin Shevills of Balance.

What do we think of drink? New study has some sobering answers

A sobering survery of the North East’s attitude to alcohol was revealed today - and 80 per cent of us think our relationship with booze is ‘unhealthy’.

Health advice from Dr Alexandra Phelan ahead of Valentine's Day.

Health advice: Share affection, not infection, this Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day in the calendar, however the potential health implications of this passionate time of year can concern doctors and it’s worth taking time to think about the risks of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Tips on staying warm in winter

How to keep your home warm as the winter weather continues to bite

Winter has shown it was far from over last week as snow, ice and freezing temperatures giving us the shivers.

From left to right, staff nurse Kelly Hicks, auxiliary nurses Carole Leithead and Amelia Hambley, Dr Dominic Maxfield, staff nurse Karen Turnbull and auxiliary nurses Susan Pratt and Lisa Hall. who are celebrating the Elder-Friendly Quality Mark.

Hospital ward in South Shields celebrates achieving prestigious mark

A hospital ward has been given a clean bill of health after being recognised for the care it gives.

Young Carer Cara Bell, with mum Sarah, and brother Sam.

Funding crisis sees Young Carers staff and services facing axe

Vital services supporting young carers in South Tyneside are at risk as a funding crisis looms over the charity which runs it.

Jarrow MP Stephen Hepburn.

MP calls for scrapping of ‘extortionate’ hospital parking charges

Jarrow MP Stephen Hepburn is calling on the Government to scrap ‘extortionate’ hospital car parking charges in England.

Have you used an e-cigarette?

Hospitals should sell e-cigarettes, health officials say

Hospitals should sell e-cigarettes to patients and switch smoking shelters to vaping lounges, health officials have said.
Emma Corr with daughter Harriet

Mum’s battle for life-saving drug to be discussed by MPs

A South Tyneside mum has told of her delight that her fight to have a cystic fibrosis wonder drug licensed in the UK has reached Parliament.

England is heading for an "imminent" recruitment crisis for NHS dentist, a union has warned.

'Struggle' to fill vacancies for NHS dentists

England is heading for an "imminent" recruitment crisis for NHS dentists fuelled by low staff morale which will force some patients to travel further for treatment, a union has warned.

Sir Vince Cable, top left, has launched the specialist report.

Poll: Should there be a 'ring-fenced' tax for the NHS and social care?

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has called for a new "ring-fenced" tax specifically to pay for the NHS and social care.

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