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Our Services

Accident & Emergency

Also known as: Emergency Department or Casualty

The Emergency Department (ED) is also often referred to as the Accident & Emergency (A&E) or Casualty. The Emergency Department, located at South Tyneside District Hospital is open 24 hours a day, and last year over 50,000 people attended. 

The ED staff liaise closely with the ambulance service and the clinical teams throughout the hospital in dealing with the wide range of conditions presenting. 

This is where we see the sickest or most seriously injured patients. The area is equipped with state-of-the-art monitoring and life-saving equipment for early diagnosis of heart conditions, as well as trauma resuscitation equipment. Our monitoring is also remotely linked to our Intensive Care and Coronary Care Specialist Teams. We also perform procedures which require sedation, such as reduction of a shoulder dislocation or wrist fracture.

The department has the following facilities:

  • Four bed resuscitation room. 
  • Six treatment rooms. 
  • A dedicated Children's Resuscitation Room provides emergency care in a child-friendly environment. 
  • A separate quiet / waiting room for distressed relatives. 

Where is the service provided from?

South Tyneside District Hospital
Harton Lane
South Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE34 0PL

Locations for Accident & Emergency in South Tyneside:

South Tyneside District Hospital, South Shields, 0191 404 1000