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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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  • The logo of Menopause specialists, Henpicked

    A new partnership between the NHS in Gateshead and the award-winning menopause experts at Henpicked will see NHS staff benefit from increased support around the topic of menopause in the workplace.

    Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust will work alongside Henpicked, leaders in the area of menopause at work. The partnership will boost awareness of menopause and its impact in the workplace.

  • Brave volunteers have completed a charity skydive to raise not only money but the spirits of Gateshead NHS staff following a difficult 18 months throughout the pandemic.

    Ten brave volunteers, most of them Gateshead NHS staff themselves, agreed to skydive in support of QE Charitable Funds, the charity arm of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.

  • The Pathology Centre at Gateshead has received high praise from directors following a recent visit.

    Newly appointed operations director for clinical support and screening, Michael Graham recently visited the Pathology Centre and a significant number of areas of good practice were highlighted.

    Michael’s role is to ensure the Trust continue to deliver high-quality clinical support and screening services for the Gateshead community.

    The highlighted areas of the visit were:

  • Disability History Month takes place between 18th November and 18th December in the UK and staff across Gateshead Health NHS Trust will be celebrating with a virtual event on Friday 3rd December.

    Disability History Month is an annual occasion to celebrate the lives and achievements of people living with disability. This is supported by unions and disability groups locally and across the UK to promote disabled people’s rights and their struggle for equality.

  • The Sunniside team

    Mental health services for older people in Gateshead are to receive a boost today, as a new facility is officially opened at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital – designed in a collaborative effort between patients and staff.

    The purpose-built Sunniside ward provides treatment to any patient aged over 65 in the Gateshead area who has a diagnosis of mental health illness.

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    QE Charitable Funds, the charity arm of Gateshead Health NHS Trust, is launching a special fundraising initiative, designed to help vulnerable patients who are victims of domestic abuse.

    The idea for the project came about after a pregnant patient came to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s maternity department, after fleeing domestic abuse. The Trust’s safeguarding team then helped her to a place of safety.

  • Emma, Lindsey and Vicki

    A team at Gateshead’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital is celebrating after being recognised as a top provider of clinical data for the fourth year in a row – providing information that helps support improvements in patient safety and standards of care.

    The 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 for 2020-21 – the fourth year in a row the team has received this accolade.

  • Blaydon primary care centre

    Blaydon Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) is open for walk-in appointments – providing a quick and easy place to get help for minor injuries in Gateshead.

    From Sunday 21st November 2021, you can walk-in for treatment at Blaydon, no appointment needed.

    Our urgent care centre offers an alternative to the emergency department (A&E) for a range of minor injuries.

  • QE Facilities have recently introduced two electric cargo bikes to help reduce our carbon footprint as the Trust goes green with new technology.

    These bikes are being piloted at our Gateshead Health NHS Trust delivering HPV samples and stock delivery across the region.

    HPV samples are collected from smear tests which women over the age of 25 are screened for cervical cancer. These samples are taking for testing to identify any risk of cervical cancer.

  • Consultants Alice Leaver and Alan Redman

    The NHS in Gateshead has signed up to test cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology – which could potentially transform breast cancer detection, improve patient experience and free up valuable time for staff.

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