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South Tyneside and Sunderland hospitals share future ambitions for clinical excellence and outstanding services


Hospital teams in South Tyneside and Sunderland have shared their ambitions to create outstanding future services which offer the very highest quality of safe patient care and clinical excellence.

Following several months of work led by local doctors, nurses and therapy staff from both hospitals as part of Phase Two of the Path to Excellence programme, an 'Updated Draft Case for Change', outlining the future ambitions for hospital care, has now been published.

Taking on board over 9,000 views captured so far from staff, patients, the public and key stakeholders, the
'Updated Draft Case for Change' shares the early thinking and emerging ideas so far from hospital teams on ways to potentially solve the challenges facing the NHS and futureproof services for many generations to come.

Throughout March, the local NHS is embarking on a further period of engagement to actively seek views from staff, patient groups and wider stakeholders on what is important to local people, and why, when accessing hospital care. Working together with Healthwatch South Tyneside and Healthwatch Sunderland, a series of drop-in roadshows will take place over the coming weeks as follows:

Friday 8 March                10am – 2pm               Cleadon Park Primary Care Centre
Friday 8 March                 9am – 11am              Monkwearmouth Health Centre
Saturday 9 March             9am – 5pm                Sunderland Market Place
Monday 11 March             9am – 5pm                South Shields Market Place
Monday 11 March             9.30am – 11.30am     Bunny Hill Primary Care Centre
Wednesday 13 March       10am – 2pm               Hebburn Central
Thursday 14 March          10am – 2pm               Flagg Court Primary Care
Tuesday 19 March            9am – 11am               Pallion Health Centre
Wednesday 20 March       10am – 2pm               Boldon Asda
Thursday 21 March           8.30am – 10.30am     Grindon Lane Primary Care Centre
Thursday 21 March          10am – 4pm               Sunderland Asda
Friday 22 March               10am – 12 noon         Houghton Primary Care Centre
Saturday 23 March           9am - 5pm                Sunderland Market Place
Monday 25 March             9am – 5pm                South Shields High Street
Monday 25 March             10am – 12 noon         Washington Primary Care Centre
Tuesday 26 March            10am – 2pm              Alexander's restaurant, South Tyneside District Hospital
Tuesday 26 March            9am – 5pm                Jarrow Town Centre
Wednesday 27 March       9am – 5pm                Hebburn Town Centre
Wednesday 27 March       9.30am – 11.30am     Springwell Health Centre
Wednesday 27 March       2pm – 4pm                Main Entrance, Sunderland Royal Hospital
Wednesday 27 March       10am – 2pm              South Shields Asda
Thursday 28 March          10am – 2pm               Main Outpatients, Palmer Community Hospital
Friday 29 March               10am – 12 noon         Sunderland Eye Infirmary

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