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Our Services

Communications & PR Team

The Communications & PR Team manages all media enquiries, plus requests for filming and photography throughout all of our hospitals and buildings. We provide a communications service to our staff and our patients and the public who use our services in Gateshead, Sunderland and South Tyneside.

Press enquiries.

All media enquiries should be directed to:

0191 404 1128 email: kay.jordan@stft.nhs.uk

0191 404 1127 email: sharon.emms@stft.nhs.uk

0191 202 4140 email: steve.jamieson@stft.nhs.uk 

If you have a media enquiry at evenings or weekends please call the main switchboard on:

0191 404 1000 and ask for the director on call.

Photography and filming

Requests regarding photography, filming or interviews with staff or patients must be made through our communications department on the numbers above.

Patient confidentiality and condition checks

We place great emphasis on the need for the strictest confidentiality in respect of our patients. We will not divulge any information about a patient unless we are given permission from the individual, their guardian or their next of kin. We strongly believe in respecting the rights of our patients to keep their clinical details confidential. 

Requested for condition checks  - please do not phone the wards directly but contact the communications department on the numbers above.  

Public Information Campaigns

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