Campaign news and articles including reports from events, meetings & actions.

Saturday 14th July 2018

The campaign has been working hard throughout the summer to spread awareness, build solidarity, and raise funds for our legal battle. Important local celebrations & fund raising events this summer have included: The Durham Miners' Gala.


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.


Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Taking Our Fight to Westminster - Following the referral - of the decision to downgrade services at South Tyneside Hospital - to the Secretary of State, SSTHC took the fight to Westminster where campaign representatives were interviewed by BBC and ITN. They also met with MPs and participated in PMQs.


Saturday 10th March 2018

North East March and Rally for the NHS


Friday 16th February 2018

Protest vigil outside South Tyneside Hospital days before CCG announce their decision on hospital services, meanwhile solicitors issue warning to CCG stating that decisions based upon the recent but inadequate consultation will be unlawful.


Friday 8th December 2017

Protests against the sudden 'temporary' closure of SCBU and maternity services at South Tyneside Hospital.


Saturday 14th October 2017

March and Rally to Save Children's 24/7 A&E, Maternity, SCBU and Stroke Services.


Saturday 7th October 2017

Mini-March in Marine Park to Save Children's A&E


Friday 15th September 2017

Our second public meeting 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.


Monday 4th September 2017

Questions, comments and evidence presented at the South Tyneside and Sunderland Joint Health Scrutiny Committee meeting.


Friday 21st July 2017

Our first public meeting in response to the 'Path to Excellence' consultation. Convened at Brinkburn Community Centre and chaired by Emma Lewell-Buck MP (South Sheilds).


Tuesday 4th July 2017

Response to the "Path to Excellence" consultation.


Monday 3rd July 2017

NHS Post Election Reflections - A public lecture given by Professor Allyson Pollock at the Newcastle Mining Institute, Neville Hall, Newcastle-upon-Tyne


Monday 22nd May 2017

Theresa May's Manifesto Pledge That Will Mean the Greatest NHS Property Sell-Off Ever!
& HSJ Cuts Revelation


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.


Saturday 4th March 2017

National Demonstration for ourNHS organised by Health Campaigns Together.


Saturday 4th February 2017

Regional demonstration to raise awareness of the ideological attack on the NHS, and to build further the growing resistance against it.


Saturday 12th November 2016

Report from the 'Workshop for Health Campaigners' organised by Keep Our NHS Public - includes a presentation by Dr Louise Irvine from the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign


Friday 11th November 2016

Response to the publication of the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear and North Durham “Sustainability & Transformation Plans”


Thursday 3rd November 2016

Call to Publish “Sustainability & Transformation Plans” for our Area


Saturday 29th October 2016

Save South Tyneside Hospital campaign supports Footprints March for the NHS


Saturday 22nd October 2016

First March to Defend Our Hospital and NHS : The Start We Need to Safeguard the Future of the NHS


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.


Monday 15th August 2016

Public Meeting Calls to Build the Campaign so that Acute and Emergency Services Remain at South Tyneside Hospital.