Emergency Care Centre

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Transforming the way we look after you when you need us most.

We have invested more than £32 million into a brand new, state-of-the-art emergency care centre which means we can see you quickly when you need us most.

The building work is now complete and this fantastic new centre is treating patients at one of the most innovative units in the country. 

Click play to watch our video about how the new Emergency Care Centre works.

Whether it is for a sprained ankle, a child with a really high temperature through to broken bones, major accidents and strokes and heart attacks, this new centre on the site of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead, is the place to come.

You will be seen immediately by a nurse who will assess your situation and point you in the right direction to get the care that best suits your problem.

With a modern centre, using the latest technology, you can be xrayed, scanned and tested to help our highly specialised team of experts tell you quickly what is wrong.

And if you do need to stay in hospital, there will be a modern centre for short stay patients at the top of the new building – with quick access to the rest of the hospital for people requiring a longer stay or surgery.

How do you access emergency care at the QE?

What is an Emergency Care Centre?

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Public art in the ECC

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