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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  • CT team

    A team of radiographers at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead has won a national award for their hard work and dedication to providing a round-the-clock service for patients.

    The Computerised Tomography (CT) team has been named the Northern Team of the Year 2019 by the Society and College of Radiographers, for their work to make sure that scans are provided quickly and seamlessly.

  • Gateshead has won a national award for its commitment to making sure that staff are able to speak up when things go wrong.

    Freedom to Speak Up Guardians have been in post in all NHS organisations and Foundation trusts in England for a number of years as a result of Sir Robert Francis’ Reports in the fallings at Mid-Staffs hospital. Gateshead has now been commended after achieving the highest Freedom to Speak Up Index score in the Combined Acute and Community Trust category.

  • Alison Marshall has been appointed as the new chair of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, formally taking up the role last week.

    She joins the organisation from Northumbria Healthcare where she has been a non-executive director since 2017. She is also a non executive at Northern Powergrid.

  • Fundraisers from the QE will be getting stuck into the muddy Newcastle Stampede Adventure Run later this month to raise money in memory of a much missed former colleague.

    Team QE consists of ultrasound staff, family and friends who all want to attempt the challenge event in memory of Phil Elliott who died earlier this year.

    Phil worked at the QE for many years and was looking forward to his retirement full of cycling, travel abroad and trips in his newly converted campervan.

  • Our urgent and emergency services at the hospital are currently extremely busy so please only attend A&E if you need this service.

    Our urgent and emergency services should only be used for the most serious issues so please use them responsibly.There are many other ways of accessing the right healthcare services for your needs including:

    Make an appointment with your GP

    Get more stay well advice from the NHS here

  • A Gateshead businessman paid an emotional visit to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital today (Friday October 4) to say a personal thank you to the NHS staff who saved his life when he suffered a cardiac arrest.

    Off-duty heroes, Pippa Hocking and Stephen Armstrong, told how their CPR training kicked into action when Hamid Khazaee collapsed in front of them as they stood in line for a takeaway.

  • NHS leaders across the North East and North Cumbria are encouraging people to get involved in a series of engagement roadshows set to take place over the autumn.

  • A Gateshead hospital is celebrating after being recognised as a top provider of clinical data, which helps support improvements in patient safety and standards of care.

    The surgery centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital has been named as a Quality Data Provider by the National Joint Registry (NJR) after successfully completing a national programme of data audits.

  • Are you interested in joining the Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust volunteers team?

    Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust is hosting a drop-in session on Tuesday October 1 in a bid to expand its growing team of volunteers.

    Whether you are seeking career experience or simply want to give back to the community - there is a wide variety of ways in which you can help to complement and enhance the work of our staff and improve patient experiece.

  • The unit here at the QE sees around 1,800 births each year, while the community midwifery teams provide care for more than 2,350 women.

    We are proud that our maternity services are rated among the very best in the country by the official healthcare regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC) - but we are always looking to improve the way we deliver care to women and their families and would love to hear your feedback.

    What was good? What was not good? How we could make our service better?


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