As normal visiting continues to be suspended, the new ‘Sending Love’ scheme will enable you to send a message or letter and photographs which will be hand delivered to a relative or friend in hospital.

To send a message simply complete the form via the link below or if you prefer you can send your message in an email: (Please make sure you include the patient’s full name, date of birth and where they are in the hospital i.e. ward name).

If you would prefer, you can post your letter to:

Communications Team #sendinglove
South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
South Tyneside District Hospital
Harton Wing, Harton Lane
South Shields
NE34 0PL

Messages will be delivered from 3pm every day across the Trust’s hospital sites. Any messages received before 3pm will go out the same day; anything after 3pm will go into the next day’s deliveries.

At the moment the Trust will be running the deliveries Monday – Friday. If a message is received on a Saturday or Sunday, it will be delivered on the following Monday.

Complete the form here: