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  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead has hosted its busiest ever open day, with over 200 people turning out to learn more about their local hospital.

    The open day aimed to provide members of the public with a first-hand account of how the hospital treats thousands of patients every year, with staff from across the hospital on hand to chat with visitors over tea and a scone while showcasing their services and skills.

  • Cancer team

    Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust continues to perform above the national average for the care staff provides for cancer patients.

     The latest National Cancer Patient Experience Survey results show that patients gave the trust an average rating of 9.1 out of 10 for the care they receive, higher than the national average of 8.8.

  • Expecting mums in Gateshead can now access their maternity medical notes online thanks to an innovative new app.

    The BadgerNet Maternity Notes app allows women real-time access to their maternity records using their smartphone, PC or tablet.

    The information is generated from the hospital’s maternity system using details entered by a midwife or other health professional. This includes blood test results, reminders about appointments and information on antenatal classes.

  • Dedicated NHS staff at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust were recognised for the difference they have made to patients’ lives over the last year at the hospital’s annual Star Awards.

    Winners were announced in 12 categories celebrating commitment, innovation and excellence in patient care.

    This year’s winner of the special QE Gateshead Angel Award, nominated by members of the public, was housekeeper, Tracey Dellow.

  • A local hospital is celebrating a significant landmark in the fight against infection after recording more than 1,000 days free from MRSA.

    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead reached this important milestone thanks a wide range of preventative measures and ongoing vigilance by NHS staff.

    The Trust has now successfully reported zero Meticillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) blood stream infections (BSI) for 1,000 days and continues as one of the highest performing trusts on blood stream infections in the North East.

  • Two nurses

    The latest group of newly qualified nurses got a warm welcome to Gateshead after being paired up with their own personal guardian to help them settle into hospital life.

    To help celebrate their graduation to fully qualified nurses they enjoyed a specially designed cake, were presented with a nursing survival pack and got to meet their dedicated guardian who will help support them over the next 12 months.

  • If you suffer with a heart or lung condition you are highly likely to be eligible for a free flu jab.

    Flu, on top of health conditions likeasthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchitis, emphysema or heart disease, increases chances of serious health complications and a hospital visit. This is even the case even if conditions are mild, managed or symptoms are controlled.

  • Sue Lewis from the resus team

    Over 140 young people in Gateshead received a lesson in life-saving when hospital staff visited their schools on World Restart a Heart Day.

    The Resuscitation Team from Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust visited Kingsmeadow Community School and The Cedars Academy to deliver sessions in vital life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training.

  • The last year has seen a rise in abusive behaviour against NHS staff in Gateshead so the hospital has released a number of new posters reminding the public that bad behaviour won’t be tolerated and can have serious consequences.

    Although serious incidents are thankfully still quite rare, NHS staff regularly face low level abuse and encounter unacceptable behaviour at a time when they are just doing their job. Over the past five years the number of incidents of violence or aggression recorded against staff has risen by 9.5%.

  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead will be hosting its annual Open Day on Wednesday 7th November 2018 from 3:30 – 6pm. 

    Come along to meet with staff representing a range of services across the hospital and have a first-hand account on how we treat thousands of patients every year.

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