South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

18th June 2020
Grading Explained: Good

This is the first time we have inspected South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust since the merger of the City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust and South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust. 


We inspected between 14 January and 05 February 2020 including; urgent and emergency care, medical care (including older people’s care), surgery, critical care, maternity, services for children and young people, end of life and outpatients provided by this trust. In addition, we inspected the following community services; end of life care, adults, dental, sexual health, urgent care centre, services for children and young people and inpatients. We also inspected wards for people with a learning disability or autism and community mental health services for people with a learning disability or autism. 


Some concerns were identified in relation to the children and young people services at Sunderland Eye Infirmary so we also undertook a responsive inspection of the services safety. This was inspected but not rated. 

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