At Sunderland Carers Centre we provide support for people who look after others. We offer information, advice and guidance to carers in and around Sunderland – and it’s all confidential, non-judgemental and impartial. The Carers Centre is a “centrepoint” for carers in the city, assisting directly when and where we can and linking people with other organisations when more appropriate, to ensure every user gets the support they require.
Recovery at Home operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ready to respond quickly to provide support during times of illness or if someone experiences an unexpected change in their condition that could develop into a crisis.The team – based centrally in one location at Leechmere, Grangetown – aims to support adults who live in Sunderland, who are registered with a Sunderland GP and need short term health and or social care support that can help to keep them living at home, with care wrapped around them while they’re at their most vulnerable.
The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) provides pre-planned non-emergency transport for patients who have a medical condition that would prevent them from travelling to a treatment centre by any other means, or who require the skills of an ambulance care assistant during the journey. The Patient Transport Service conveys a wide range of patients to and from their homes to out-patients' appointments, clinics, physiotherapy or non-urgent inter-hospital transfers. Crews are trained as ambulance care assistants with specialist knowledge of comprehensive first aid, driving skills and patient moving and handling techniques.
We want to help our patients stay out of hospital wherever possible and receive their care within the community or in the comfort of their own home. We have a range of specialist services that allows us to provide this including community nurses, health visitors and recovery at home.
The bladder and bowel service consists of a team of nurses who are trained in caring for those with bladder or bowelproblems.We offer a confidential, friendly service for men and women. You will be invited to a clinic appointment and a specialistnurse will assess your continence needs and tailor a treatment plan to suit you.