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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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  • This week is cervical screening awareness week and we are here to remind you all of the importance to attend for your cervical screening at your GP practice or sexual health centre. 

    Around 2,600 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in England each year, and around 690 women die from the disease, which equates to 2 deaths every day. It is estimated that if everyone attended screening regularly, 83% of cervical cancer cases could be prevented.

  • The governors are working with the Trust on your behalf. They represent your interests.  You can help them carry out their role effectively by giving them your views.  Tell them how you think services could be improved.  Pass on the ideas and suggestions you feel would enhance patient care or the working lives of staff.  Let them know what you think your hospital should offer.

    What governors do?

    The role of your governor includes:

  • Supporting women and families in pregnancy and the immediate postnatal period during the current Covid crisis has been and remains the main priority of maternity care in Gateshead

    Based on national guidance and review of our mothers and family’s needs during these difficult times we are changing the guidance over the Christmas period, starting from 23rd December.

  • Doctors from across the region are asking local people to do their bit this Christmas and help protect the NHS for those that really need it by using services sensibly and following the rules to stop the spread of COVID-19.

    The plea comes at a very busy time for the NHS as it continues to fight the many challenges it faces as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Today marks the first day of the very first Thank You Week for NHS staff in Gateshead, which will run from the 1

  • Supporting women and families in pregnancy and the immediate postnatal period during the current Covid crisis has been and remains the main priority of maternity care in Gateshead

    Based on national guidance and review of our mothers and family’s needs during these difficult times, we plan to reintroduce support/ birth partners at antenatal appointments and all antenatal ultrasound scans and so from the 30th November 2020:

  • Blaydon urgent treatment centre

    Blaydon Urgent Treatment Centre is now an appointment only service - and the public is being asked to do their bit to help the NHS by not just turning up to be seen.

    With the busy winter period ahead, coupled with the need to protect people from COVID-19 , it is more important than ever that there aren’t large volumes of people in clinics and hospitals when they could have been cared for elsewhere.

  • Babies feet held by midwife

    Supporting women and families in pregnancy and the immediate postnatal period during the current Covid crisis has been and remains the main priority of maternity care in Gateshead. 

    We have managed to maintain the current visiting guidance in the maternity department since 11th September however due to high levels of Covid 19 circulating in the Community and high levels of staff being affected by Covid 19 we need to make some changes to our visiting policy to preserve and ensure we are able to maintain safe levels of care.

  • Community staff and Blaydon MP Liz Twist

    NHS community staff have been praised by the public for their hard work and commitment to providing outstanding care for Gateshead residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Nurses and doctors at the NHS in Gateshead are asking the public to help them this weekend and not attend an emergency department unless absolutely necessary.

    Here at the QE Hospital, we are experiencing significant pressure on our services at the moment.

    This is due to the usual increase in hospital admissions of patients at this time of year, together with confirmed Covid-19 cases.
    We need the help of the Gateshead community – please do your bit by not coming to A&E unless you are experiencing a healthcare emergency.

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