About the Trust

Dr Shaz Wahid

Medical Director

Dr Shaz Wahid was appointed as the Trust's Medical Director in December 2015. He was previously the Clinical Lead Emergency Care at the Trust.

Dr Wahid has built a repution, regionally and nationally, over the last 12 years as a physician, a manager and an educator, with specialist skills in Acute Medicine, General Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology. After completing Specialist Registrar reaining in the North East in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Dr Wahid came to South Tyneside District Hospital in October 2003 as Consultant Physician with an interest in Diabetes and Endocrinology. Having reshaped this specialty into a service acknowledged as one of the best in the region by 2006, Dr Wahid turned his attention to improving the care of local emergency patients. This culminated in the development of a state-of the art, integrated Emergency Care Centre at the District Hospital, which opened to patients in November, 2012.