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  • More than 100 pupils from a local school attended a special event at the hopsital this month, aimed at educating them on the diverse range of jobs available.

    The Workforce Development team hosted the pupils from Kingsmeadow Comprehensive School in Dunston, Gateshead. The Year 10 students were given bitesize taster sessions of a few areas of work within the NHS, including maternity, the medical sSimulation centre, Nutrition and Dietetics, apprenticeships, and resuscitation.

  • Patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead are the first in the UK to undergo pioneering breast cancer surgery.

    Around 700 women with breast cancer from Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland, and Durham, are diagnosed and treated every year at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust’s state-of-the-art breast unit.

  • A ground-breaking £985,000 cancer research and treatment project, funded by the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation aims to reverse the region's high incidence and low survival rates of bowel cancer (also called colorectal cancer).

    The Colorectal Cancer Screening Prevention Endoscopy and Early Diagnosis project, or COLO-SPEED, will see 17 regional NHS endoscopy units - from Whitehaven to Sunderland, and Northallerton to Cramlington (full list below) - recruiting up to 5,000 patients a year to help speed up research into the disease.

  • Patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead have praised the care they received in a high-profile feedback survey.

    The research carried out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found that patients overall rated their experience at the hospital as 8.4 out of 10. The new figures also showed that Gateshead scored higher than average in two key areas: 

  • QE Gateshead has won another two national awards as part of the Top Hospitals programme.

    The awards celebrate excellence throughout the UK and are given to healthcare organisations for their achievements in quality and improvement. Gateshead is the CHKS Top Hospitals programme national patient experience award winner for 2019 and was also named as one of the Top 40 hospitals in the country.

  • 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.


    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. 


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