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  • World Sepsis Day takes place on the 13th September every year to increase public awareness on this life-threatening health issue.

    Sepsis occurs when the body’s response to an infection caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and more.

    The UK Sepsis Trust estimates around 245,000 people are affected by sepsis in the UK alone each year and sadly every 3 seconds, someone in the world dies of sepsis.

  • Patients in Gateshead will be the first in the country to benefit from a new women’s cancer service that will provide faster diagnosis, better support and a more personalised approach to their care.

    Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust is the first to launch the brand new Rapid Diagnostic Concept Service to help diagnose gynaecological cancers quicker and offer bespoke patient care.

    The service is funded by Northern Cancer Alliance to improve women’s cancer diagnosis for patients in the area.

  • Staff during the covid pandemic

    Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Annual Members' Meeting will be held on Wednesday 29th September 2021 at 09.30am to 11.00am. This will take place virtually on Microsoft Teams.

    We invite our members, the public, Governors, staff and valued stakeholders to join us as our Board of Directors formally presents our Annual Report, Accounts and Quality Report for the year ended 31 March 2021.

  • Harrison

    One of the youngest ever fundraisers for the QE hospital’s charity is getting ready to run the mini Great North Run – in memory of his great-grandmother and to raise money for the ward that cared for her.

    Harrison Tilson, who is 4-years-old, sadly lost his great-grandma Betty earlier this year. She was cared for staff on ward 22 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead before sadly passing away. Harrison decided to thank those staff personally, and raise money for the ward through QE Charitable Funds, the hospital’s charity.

  • Best of luck to Team Gateshead as they prepare to take on this year’s Great North Run.

    Gateshead Health NHS Trust has a team of five runners this year who have all signed up to take part in the challenging half marathon.

    All funds raised will go to QE Charitable Funds - the official charity of QE Gateshead - and the runners have each selected a hospital department that is close to their hearts for their fundraising.

    This year our runners are raising money for older persons, critical care, cancer services, maternity and the special care baby unit.

  • Seven buildings at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead will soon be completely zero-carbon as the Trust goes green with new technology.

    Zero-carbon means that an activity releases net-zero carbon emissions into the atmosphere – making this project a huge leap forward in sustainability for the NHS in Gateshead.

  • An Occupational Health Lead has been recognised for her efforts to support her Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust colleagues throughout the pandemic.

  • Jemma Johnson

    One of the NHS’s dedicated staff is warning the public to make sure they get both doses of the Covid vaccine – after her decision to be vaccinated made the difference between a trip to intensive care and a quick recovery.

    Jemma Johnson, 35, from Sunderland is facilities manager for QE Facilities Ltd, a subsidiary of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust. She manages the 250 amazing domestic staff who make sure the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Bensham and other Gateshead sites are kept spotlessly clean.

  • Caring hands, compassionate hearts

    Save the date: Wednesday 13 October 2021


    Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust's 3rd Palliative Care Symposium

  • QEF team with the manufacturing machine

    QE Facilities Ltd is leading the way to become the first NHS body in the country to start to manufacture FFP3 masks.

    FFP3 (Filtering Face Piece 3) masks have become well-known during the covid pandemic, yet have been used in the NHS for years to protect staff against fine particles and airborne viruses and prevent the spread to others. They are used in all clinical and non-clinical settings.

    QE Facilities Ltd is the wholly owned subsidiary company of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, based in the North East of England.


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