A-Z of services

QE Maternity staff

Medical Personnel Mr Ian Aird (FRCOG) Mr Aird has been a Consultant in Gateshead since 1998. He has a special interest in Infertility and Reproductive Medicine and is currently the Medical Director and HFEA designated Person Responsible for the Gateshead Fertility Unit. He also has a strong interest in Post-Graduate Medical Education and has been a Training Programme Director within the Northern Deanery School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology since 2008.
Medical Personnel Mr Andrew Beeby Mr Beeby has been a Consultant in Gateshead since 1995. His areas of special interest include Urogynaecology, External Cephalic Version, Early Pregnancy and medico-legal issues.
Medical Personnel Mr Vaideha Deshpande M.D;M.R.C.O.G Mr Deshpande is a consultant in Obstetrics,Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine. His special interests are: assisted reproduction, subfertility, reproductive surgery and benign gynaecology. He has been an appointed College Tutor since October 2012.
Medical Personnel Mr Mani Das Mr Das worked in Gateshead since 1992. He was the Clinical Director of Obs & Gynae for 10 years until 2004 and Trust Clinical Tutor for 7years. He is currently Associate Medical Director of the Trust and Clinical Governance Lead for O&G. His areas of special interests are colposcopy, laparoscopic and hysteroscopic (including out-patient) surgery and Rapid Access clinic in gynaecology. 
Medical Personnel Mr Isaac Evbuomwan [MD  FRCOG] Mr Evbuomwan joined the Trust in Jan 2006 as a Consultant in Obs & Gynae and Reproductive Medicine (IVF) specialist. His area of special interest is Reproductive Medicine and Reproductive Surgery.
Medical Personnel Mr Rob Walker Mr Walker is the Clinical Lead for Obstetrics & Gynaecology. He has worked in Gateshead since 2002. He is the Undergraduate Tutor for Obstetrics and Gynaecology and has a special interest in high risk Obstetrics including substance use in pregnancy. Gynaecologically his interests include menstrual disorders and operative Gynaecology.
Medical Personnel Dr Helene Brandon, MRCOG Dr Brandon has been a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital since 2003, and is lead for labour ward and risk management. Her special interests include perinatal mental health and obesity in pregnancy.
Midwifery / Management Personnel Lesley Heelbeck  Lesley is the Head of Midwifery. Lesley said:"I trained as a midwife at the QE and worked here for 10 years as a midwifery sister, then left in 2003.  Appointed as Head of Midwifery Sept 2014, and delighted and proud to end my career in the maternity unit where my love of midwifery began.  My vision for the maternity unit is that our team deliver excellent, personalised, safe, quality maternity care for the women of Gateshead."
Midwifery / Management Personnel Gilian Appleby  Gilian Appleby is the Service Line Manager for Women's Health and Gynae oncology. 
Midwifery / Management Personnel  

Jane Anderson



Jane is our Modern Matron for Maternity & Paediatric Services and started at the QE in May 2016. She has extensive Nursing, Midwifery and Leadership experience.  Jane’s special interests include the care of women experiencing cancer in pregnancy and beyond and is involved in charitable fundraising events in support of this work.
Midwifery / Management Personnel Andrea Tweddell Andrea has worked in trust since 1996. She is a senior midwife and Risk Management Midwife. Andrea has a special interest in ensuring quality and safety in childbirth.
Midwifery / Management Personnel Andrea Barber Andrea is the lead liaison for antenatal and public health issues in the trust, working the community for several years. Andrea has always had an interest in infant feeding particularly breast feeding. Andrea’s portfolio includes screening in pregnancy, domestic violence, smoking in pregnancy, obesity, infant feeding and young mums.
Midwifery / Management Personnel Sonia Bailey Sonia is our specialist safeguard midwife and community team leader East team. Sonia has worked closely for many years with women who have drug and alcohol use in pregnancy.  She is also a midwife sonographer.
Midwifery / Management Personnel Amanda Brown Amanda Brown is our Community Team Leader for West Team. 
Midwifery / Management Personnel Lynne Hamilton Lynne is our Delivery Suite Manager 
Midwifery / Management Personnel Diane Robinson  Diane is our postnatal/antenatal ward manager and lead on domestic violence
Midwifery / Management Personnel Claire Cameron Claire is our pregnancy assessment manager and is also a midwife sonographer
Midwifery / Management Personnel Steve Atkinson Steve is the Associate Director for the Surgical Business Unit, and maternity services are part of this division.

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