South Tyneside

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Teacher sick days down in North East region

Recently released figures show that teacher sick days have fallen over the past two years in a North East council area. A freedom of information request sent to South Tyneside Council revealed a fall in teacher absences between September 2015 and October 2017, as illustrated below. Academic Year Sum of working days […]

Four South Tyneside libraries could be saved

Four South Tyneside libraries could be saved

Volunteer groups have come forward to run four libraries that were at risk of closure. According to Councillor Nancy Maxwell, lead member for voluntary sector partnerships and co-operatives, libraries in Boldon, East Boldon, Whitburn and Primrose, were set to be closed due to “reducing financial support from central government.” Whitburn […]

No More Babies at South Tyneside Hospital

No More Babies at South Tyneside Hospital

Healthcare leaders have been criticised for suspending deliveries of babies at South Tyneside District Hospital. This follows the temporary suspension of the Special Care Baby Unit due to extreme staffing pressures. This has led to the baby unit being unable to accommodate high-risk births since November 30, 2017. Peter Hamilton, […]