As part of our vision for ‘better health for Sunderland’ it is important for us to work closely with the local community and we currently engage with a wide range of local partners including local authorities, the business community, community and voluntary sector and clinicians to ensure the very best health and social care for our patients.
We work closely with the local council, through the Sunderland Health and Wellbeing Board and we are in the process of developing relationships with Healthwatch, a new local independent body, who ensure that the views of people who use health and social care services are heard. We regularly engage with the community and voluntary sector who provide an important voice for patients, and invaluable insight into the health challenges faced by local people.
NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning group are a member organisation of the Sunderland Partnership. The Sunderland Partnership is a range of organisations from the public, private, voluntary and community sector, working closely together to benefit the city of Sunderland. For more info https://www.sunderlandpartnership.org.uk/
Healthwatch Sunderland work with local people, patients, service users, carers, community groups, organisations, service providers and commissioners to get the best out of local health and social care services. For more information on healthwatch go to http://www.healthwatchsunderland.com/
Sunderland City Council is the local authority of the City of Sunderland in Tyne and Wear, England. For more information go to https://www.sunderland.gov.uk/
Wellbeing info is an online well being website which was designed to keep the mind and body healthy. It offers information on where to find help if you have a problem. The website provides information and support which is accessible 24 – 7, on local services. For more information go to https://wellbeinginfo.org
Voluntary and Community Action Sunderland exists to champion and strengthen local charities, voluntary and community organisations, community business, not-for profit organisations and private sector operating for the benefit of the people of Sunderland and its surrounding areas. For more information go to https://www.vcas.org.uk/
City Hospitals Sunderland was established as an NHS Trust in April 1994 and became an NHS Foundation Trust in July 2004 under the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003.
The Trust provides a wide range of hospital services to a local community of around 350,000 residents along with an increasing range of more specialised services provided to patients outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We also provide a substantial range of community based services, particularly within Family Care and Therapy Services. For more information go to https://chsft.nhs.uk/