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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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  • Staff from St Bede's had a successful day showcasing their In-Patient Palliative Care Unit to the Chief Executive of the national charity of hospice care this week.

    Chief Executive of Hospice UK, Tracey Bleakley, visited Gateshead to take a tour of St Bede's In-Patient Palliative Care Unit to find out more about the specialist palliative and end of life care we provide for our patients and their families.

  • To mark International Clinical Trials Day, QE Gateshead's Research and Development team had a successful day with staff and members of the public who turned out to their information stand to learn more about how research shapes the future of healthcare.

  • The region's NHS has issued a plea for the public to access emergency services with care ahead of a busy bank holiday weekend.

    A surge in demand is expected in hospitals across the North East and North Cumbria over the long weekend. To help ease the pressure, doctors are asking people to use services carefully and with consideration.

  • Mealtimes can be very stressful for young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families.

    Recognising a need for further support, health professionals came together with families in Gateshead to develop an advice booklet for those struggling with this complex issue that can create a lot of anxiety for all involved.

    Dr Anne Dale, a consultant paediatrician at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, organised a special event at Gateshead Library to bring experts and parents together to share their experience and offer tips and advice.

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    When Emily Knox was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, she found her lifestyle suddenly changed dramatically. But thanks to treatment, her condition is now under control.

    Keen to help medics to one day find a cure, the 29-year-old is one of a growing number of patients taking part in ground-breaking research at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.

    She shares her story on International Clinical Trials Day in the hope that more people will get involved with shaping the future of the NHS. 


  • QE Gateshead
    has been shortlisted for the CHKS Top Hospitals programme national patient experience award 2019.

    The awards celebrate excellence throughout the UK and are given to acute sector organisations for their achievements in healthcare quality and improvement.

  • Families and NHS staff have been coming together to help celebrate pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood as part of the International Day of the midwife in Gateshead.

    Gateshead health held two events in different parts of the town to connect maternity staff with more than 100 new or expectant families.

    Those attending got the chance to chat informally with a midwife or healthcare support worker and visit short workshops on pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.

  • To celebrate international nurse day and help with the NHS recruitment drive we handed over the official QE social media profiles to Gateshead nurses yesterday.

    The lead nurse for recruitment Vicky Jobson was in charge of the first ever social takeover day in Gateshead Health which helped us engage with almost 2,500 people.

  • QE Gateshead said goodbye and thank you to one of our longest serving members of staff who retires after 40 years.

    Sharon Maddison (Pearson) began her NHS career at Gateshead School of Nursing in 1979 and has been a driving force in improving patient care and staff development across the Trust.

  • Over the last 3 years Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust has rapidly deployed a fully integrated digitalised medicines system across the organisation.

    The digital transformation has included a state-of-the-art electronic prescribing system, automated drug cabinets and a pharmacy robot all interfaced to provide industry leading levels of service.  

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