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South Tyneside District Hospital

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Care system  Public NHS
Website  www.stft.nhs.uk
Phone  +44 191 404 1000
Hospital type  District General
Lists  Hospitals in England
Number of beds  394
South Tyneside District Hospital
Location  South Shields, South Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom
Emergency department  Yes Accident & Emergency
Address  Harton Ln, South Shields NE34 0PL, UK

South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, which was formed in 1993 runs South Tyneside District Hospital providing healthcare services for South Shields, Jarrow, Hebburn, Boldon, Cleadon and Whitburn.



The present hospital was formed following the closure of the Ingham Infirmary in Westoe and is located on the site of the former South Shields General hospital.


Many of the buildings housing the South Shields General hospital were formerly occupied by a workhouse. Although some of these blocks remain, many have been demolished and almost all clinical services (along with those of the Ingham Infirmary) have been transferred to the four storey Ingham Wing and the adjoining extensions housing maternity, oupatient, radiology and accident and emergency services. The Bede wing, located near Harton Lane, houses the psychiatric wards.

The Trust won a contract from South Tyneside Council in August 2014 to develop an integrated care services hub, to be built as a standalone facility on the hospital site.


Services at South Tyneside District Hospital include accident and emergency, medical and surgical wards, radiology, maternity, orthopaedics, intensive care, anaesthetics, physiotherapy, pharmacy and care of the elderly.

One of the services provided by South Tyneside District Hospital are the urgent care community services. Nurse lead teams that assess, treat and provide care to patients in their own homes with acute or exacerbated conditions.

The Trust recorded a deficit of £1 Million in 2012-13 but predicts a break even in 2013-14.


It achieved the bronze status Investors in People Award in 2015. It was named by the Health Service Journal as one of the top hundred NHS trusts to work for in 2015. At that time it had 3818 full time equivalent staff and a sickness absence rate of 5.71%. 63% of staff recommend it as a place for treatment and 57% recommended it as a place to work. The trust reported a 6.7% staff absence rate, the highest in England in 2014/5.

The trusts staffing costs are said to be 10% higher than comparable organisations. It has had the highest staff sickness absence rate of any acute trust in England for three years in a row.


South Tyneside District Hospital Wikipedia

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