Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week 17-21 September - check your neck!
Head and neck cancer is twice as common as cervical cancer. In Sunderland we see around 250 new patients every year. What was historically a disease that primarily affected smokers and drinkers, now affects a much wider percentage of the population due to the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Many patients present with a lump in the neck as their only symptom.
New School of Medicine head announced
Professor Scott Wilkes will head up the University of Sunderland’s new School of Medicine when it opens in September 2019. A Professor of General Practice and Primary Care at the University and part-time GP in North Tyneside, Professor Wilkes will oversee the new School’s teaching, research and engagement with NHS partners - building on Sunderland’s already strong partnerships in health related disciplines.
Local people urged to talk about organ donation and help save lives
City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust is asking people to support Organ Donation Week, September 3 to 9, as new figures show the number of lives saved by local donors.
Still time for public to share views on proposed merger of City Hospitals Sunderland and South Tyneside NHS Trusts
Leaders at City Hospitals Sunderland and South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trusts are reminding staff, patients and members of the public that there is still time to share their views on plans to become one organisation in the future.
Renal patients benefit from improved facilities at Sunderland Royal and Durham Treatment Centre
Thousands of Renal patients across Sunderland and the surrounding areas are benefitting from new and improved facilities thanks to a major investment from City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.