A&E diverts in Gateshead: clarification

You may have seen recent stories in the media about the challenges being faced by the whole of the NHS, but particularly focusing on ambulance crews gaining access to A&E units.

Hip hip hooray for QE surgery team

A local action man is well on the road to recovery and has taken up the activities he loves again, despite having a total hip replacement just months ago – thanks to both his determination and the care and dedication of QE Gateshead staff.

Know your healthcare options

The NHS in the North East and North Cumbria is asking people to think carefully and consider which health service to use.

Gateshead nurse scoops prize in North East Care Awards

Lynne Shaw has been awarded the Good Nurse Award in the prestigious North East Care Awards.

Campaign highlights how poisons from tar in cigarettes enter the bloodstream and spread all over the body

New figures reveal the shocking toll smoking causes on health and the NHS, with 104 patients admitted every day and over 38,000 a year to North East hospitals as a result of smoking-related illnesses.

Choose wisely this winter: Our A&E services are currently very busy

Like many NHS hospitals up and down the country, we are continuing to face pressures on our services over the winter period and we are working hard to manage the demands we are currently facing.

Region's NHS appeals to public to stay away from Hospital if you have flu-like symptoms

As flu arrives with a vengeance, the NHS in the North East and North Cumbria is appealing to people with flu-like symptoms to stay away from hospitals in the region.

Take a look at our 2017 best bits


It's been another exciting year at QE Gateshead with lots of new developments and interesting stories from across our hospital and community services.

HelpForce launches to maximise potential of volunteers in the NHS

A new organisation, set up by Sir Tom Hughes-Hallett, to accelerate improvements in the involvement of volunteers in the NHS is coming to Gateshead.

Don’t get tripped up this winter!

With temperatures set to drop further, the NHS in North Cumbria and the North East is encouraging all those at risk of falls to take extra care.


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