Where We Are & Going Into 2019
Sunday 13th January 2019
A brief summary of our campaign up to this point as we take stock and plan for 2019.
Submissions to South Tyneside CCG Listening Panel
Tuesday 11th December 2018
The SSTHC presentation, plus submissions from KONP Sunderland and District - given to the South Tyneside CCG listening panel in response to phase-2 of hospital service downgrades.
Response to National Survey on ICP Contracting
Tuesday 23rd October 2018
Our response to the national NHS England (sham) consultation on contracting arrangements for Integrated Care Providers (ICPs) - August 3rd to October 26th. ICPs approximate the U.S. HMO model of health service provision.
Response to Announced Merger Between STFT and CHS
Monday 24th September 2018
Our response to the “merger” between South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust and City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust that was announced on the 30th of July 2018.
Fundraisers and Celebrations | Summer-2018
Wednesday 1st August 2018
The campaign has been working hard throughout the summer to spread awareness, build solidarity, and raise funds for our legal battle. Some important events have included the LAfFalAnG Comedy Fundraiser, the NHS 70th Anniversary Dinner, and the 134th Durham Miners' Gala.
National March and Rally for #ourNHS70
Saturday 30th June 2018
70 years after the creation of the NHS, Save South Tyneside Hospital Campaign joined thousands at a national march and rally in London to celebrate what the NHS has given us, to draw attention to the ongoing dismantling of the NHS, and to call for its reinstatement.
Taking Our Fight to Westminster
Wednesday 23rd May 2018
Following the referral - of the decision to downgrade services at South Tyneside Hospital - to the Secretary of State, we took the opportunity to bring slightly more attention to the campaign by meeting with MPs, PMQs, and BBC & ITN journalists.
North East March and Rally for the NHS | 2018
Saturday 10th March 2018
We joined this year's regional march and rally organised by KONP North East. Actors Stephen Tompkinson and Denis Lawson also gave their support at the rally.
Pending Decision on 'Path to Excellence' Consultation Phase-1
Friday 16th February 2018
Protest outside South Tyneside Hospital days before CCG announce their decision on hospital services, meanwhile solicitors acting for SSTHC have issued a warning to the CCG, stating that decisions based upon the inadequate consultation for phase-1 of the 'Path to Excellence' will be unlawful.
Protests Against Maternity and SCBU Closure
Friday 8th December 2017
Protests against the sudden 'temporary' closure of SCBU and maternity services at South Tyneside Hospital.
South Tyneside March and Rally | 2017
Saturday 14th October 2017
Hundreds of people from South Tyneside and Sunderland took part in the people's second march and rally in South Shields against the downgrading and closure of acute services at South Tyneside District Hospital.
Mini-March to Save Children's A&E
Saturday 7th October 2017
About one hundred mums, dads, grandparents and their children took part in a mini-march around South Shields Marine Park to demonstrate their anger at proposals to downgrade consultant-led children's A&E from 24/7 to 12 hours.
Public Meeting at Hedworthfield Community Centre | September-2017
Friday 15th September 2017
Our second public meeting of 2017 in response to the 'Path to Excellence' consultation. Convened at Hedworthfield Community Centre and chaired by Stephen Hepburn MP (Jarrow), with guest speaker Professor Allyson Pollock.
Joint Health Scrutiny Committee
Monday 4th September 2017
Questions, comments and evidence presented at the South Tyneside and Sunderland Joint Health Scrutiny Committee meeting.
Public Meeting at Brinkburn Community Centre | July-2017
Friday 21st July 2017
Our first public meeting of 2017 in response to the 'Path to Excellence' consultation. Convened at Brinkburn Community Centre and chaired by Emma Lewell-Buck MP (South Shields).
Response to Consultation Phase-1
Tuesday 4th July 2017
We have been taking part in the consultation meetings organised by the South Tyneside CCG. We have been saying that not only will the closure of these services impact upon the prompt and safe treatment of people in South Tyneside, they will also be harmful to people in Sunderland.
NHS Post Election Reflections
Monday 3rd July 2017
A public lecture given by Professor Allyson Pollock at the Newcastle Mining Institute, Neville Hall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. We are grateful for the clear and evidenced account of the key events and methods in the 30 year stealth privatisation of the NHS leading up to the present situation.
Naylor Report and HSJ Cuts Revelation
Monday 22nd May 2017
Theresa May's manifesto pledge to support the recommendations of the Naylor Report will result in the largest NHS property sell-off ever. At the same time the government has told NHS England to 'think the unthinkable' regarding the extent of cuts and closures.
South Tyneside May Day Rally and Celebration | 2017
Monday 1st May 2017
On Monday May First, the May Day Rally and Celebration took place in South Tyneside. Some 35 local activists attended this annual event, held this year at the Alberta Club in Jarrow.
National March and Rally for #ourNHS
Saturday 4th March 2017
We joined thousands of other NHS campaigners at a national march and rally for the NHS organised by Health Campaigns Together.
North East March and Rally for the NHS | 2017
Saturday 4th February 2017
We joined other campaigners and local campaign groups at a regional march and rally for the NHS, co-hosted by KONP North East and The North East People's Assembly.
KONP Campaign Workshop
Saturday 12th November 2016
Report from the 'Workshop for Health Campaigners' organised by Keep Our NHS Public - North East. It includes a presentation by Dr Louise Irvine from the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign
Response to STP
Friday 11th November 2016
Our briefing and responses to the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and North Durham “Sustainability & Transformation Plan” following its publication on the 9th of November 2016.
Call to Publish STP
Thursday 3rd November 2016
We delivered our open letter calling for the publication of the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, and North Durham “Sustainability & Transformation Plan”.
SSTHC Supports Footprints March
Saturday 29th October 2016
Several members of our campaign gave their support to the Footprints March organised by 999 Call for the NHS. Shirley Ford delivered a message of solidarity on behalf of our campaign.
First March to Defend Our Hospital and NHS
Saturday 22nd October 2016
The Start We Need to Safeguard the Future of the NHS
Jarrow March 80th Anniversary
Saturday 1st October 2016
The campaign received another boost when we attended the rally and celebration at Monkton Stadium marking the 80th anniversary of the Jarrow March.
First Public Meeting
Monday 15th August 2016
Our first public meeting calls to build the campaign so that acute and emergency services remain at South Tyneside Hospital.