As a busy acute NHS Trust, there's always something happening at Gateshead. We think of ourselves as very open, and if you are a media organisation with a question about any of our services please don't hesitate to contact us using the details below. We will always try our hardest to accommodate your requests. You'll also find in this section our latest press releases which are available to use for publication, as well as images.

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  • Huge congratulations to everyone involved in winning the Forward Healthcare Award in the Community / Primary Innovation category.

    This prestigious award was won for the implementation of EMIS Community Web, a full electronic patient record system in Gateshead Community Mental Health Services.

    The award is also an acknowledgement of the fantastic collaborative working between the Systems Team, Older Persons Community Mental Health Team and the Projects Team, who made this project a huge success.

  • Nervecentre is going live!

    Devices are being delivered to your wards today and we will go-live tomorrow on the 28th January.

    Well done to all the staff who have made this possible. We can also announce the winner of our competition too!

    Congratulations to Cragside for completing their training the quickest, bacon sandwiches and coffee are coming your way soon.

  • A restructure of the executive team at the Trust is now complete following a period of consultation.

    The changes are designed to help take the organisation forward and tackle the new challenges facing the Trust and the NHS more generally over the next five years.

    The process has been led by chief executive Yvonne Ormston and do not add any additional financial cost to the organisation. Ultimately the intention is to develop a strong, compassionate and inclusive leadership culture within Gateshead.

    The changes are designed to help the organisation:

  • Here at Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust, we are delighted to be working towards Nursing and Midwifery Excellence supported by #TeamCNO (NHS England and NHS Improvement).

  • This week it's Cervical Cancer Week and our staff are supporting the Smear For Smear campaign, encouraging all young women to book in for their Smear test.

  • The new corporate induction was debuted this month and the feedback from recruits and managers has so far been positive.

    The whole process has been streamlined to take place over one day. The key changes are:

  • We’re still working hard to get as many staff vaccinated against flu – so if you still haven’t had your jab, get along to occupational health.

  • Looking for a challenge in 2020?  We would be delighted if you would join Team QE and run the Great North Run for us.

    Whether you’re a seasoned pro or thinking of taking the plunge and doing it for the first time, we have a number of places at the Great North Run on Sunday 13th September 2020.

    There are so many reasons why you should join our team, but here are our top 5:

  • At the start of 2020, the North East and North Cumbria’s NHS is reiterating its plea to the public to use services wisely amid extremely high numbers of people accessing emergency healthcare services.

    Following a busy festive period for emergency teams, the first week of the New Year has seen demand soar with hospitals across the region and the ambulance service now under severe pressure.

  • Well done to the ICU who held their annual Christmas lunch at Quenellies where patients and families gather together and celebrate the festivities.

    With over 70 people, it’s great to see everyone together and celebrate surviving critical illnesses as well as continuing to raise money for ‘ICUsteps Gateshead’, this year the team raised just over £300!


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