Our Services

Health, Safety & Wellbeing Service

The Health, Safety and Wellbeing Service for South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust is a confidential service dedicated to improving and maintaining the health, safety and workplace wellbeing of staff employed by the Trust (includes Independent Contractors within the Sunderland, Gateshead and South Tyneside localities i.e. General Medical and Dental Practitioners and their staff).

Our aim is to ensure the effective provision of, personal, professional and legal guidance to South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust, whilst striving to promote and maintain the physical, mental and social wellbeing of each of its employees. The team is ISO 18001 accredited and is a participant, mentor and member of the North East better Health at Work Award, currently at Gold level and enrolled into the continuing excellence programme.

The Department is made up of a multi-disciplinary team and comprises of the Occupational Health, Health and Safety and Wellbeing teams, with a range of professional backgrounds and experiences to provide a comprehensive service.


This is a dedicated multi-award winning multidisciplinary team, the team is dedicated to supporting employers and employees to promote, develop and maintain

  • Wellbeing Programme support and advice
  • Health Checks
  • Mini MOT
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stress Training (Managing/Understanding)
  • Emotional Resilience Training
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Moving and Handling Training
  • Work Station and Workplace Assessment
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation (in conjunction with Occ Health)

Occupational Health

The Occupational Health service is a confidential service for employees . It is preventative and advisory and addresses work related issues. Its main functions include:

  • Employment and pre placement health assessments
  • Work-related immunisation including Hepatitis B Programme
  • Flu Vaccination
  • Confidential Advice
  • Work Place Assessment
  • Follow-up on sharps and other exposure incidents
  • Health Surveillance
  • Health Screening
  • Counselling Services
  • Night Workers health assessments
  • Sickness absence / management referral and related advice
  • Sharps Injury advice and support

Health and Safety

Our experienced team of expert health and safety advisors form our ISO 18001 certified team provide:

  • Health & Safety Audits
  • Risk Assessments
  • Risk Assessment Training
  • Managing Safely Training
  • Health & Safety Policy Audits
  • Bespoke Training
  • Accident Investigation

Our teams are based at:

South Tyneside District General Hospital

Harton Lane
South Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE34 0PL

Riverview Health Centre

Borough Road


To contact our service please telephone:

Andy Kane
Head of Health Safety and Wellbeing Department
Telephone: (0191) 2831465

Locations for Health, Safety & Wellbeing Service in South Tyneside:

South Tyneside District Hospital, South Shields, 0191 404 1000

Locations for Health, Safety & Wellbeing Service in Sunderland:

Riverview Health Centre, Sunderland, 0191 502 7400