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  • A poster promoting the upcoming virtual event to support the health and wellbeing of cancer patients

    Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust's Cancer Services and Personalised Care Team will deliver their first virtual health and wellbeing event for patients on Tuesday 23rd November. The event will look to support those who have been affected by cancer and inform them of the opportunities and activities available to them in support of their health and wellbeing following cancer diagnosis or treatment.

  • Patients in Gateshead will be the first in the region to benefit from a new type of technology, which will provide a quicker and a more comfortable way to detect breast cancer.

    A special type of mammogram, called Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography (CESM) will be used at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust to improve diagnosis during breast screening.

  • Details of Black History Month event

    October is Black History Month in the UK and staff across Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust will be celebrating the occasion with a host of different activities.

    Black History Month is celebrated in the UK throughout the month of October. It is an annual celebration of the contribution that Black African and Caribbean communities have made both locally and across the world, while remembering important people and events in history.

  • October means Stoptober, and as the Trust continues work towards its pledge of becoming a smoke-free site, we’re using the month-long event to encourage staff to make use of tthe support available to them and stop smoking.

    Trust colleague Dr Ruth Sharrock, who recently joined the All Party Parliamentary Group to discuss measures to stop smoking, explains: “I wanted to seize the opportunity of ‘Stoptober’ to really encourage anyone of you who smoke, to make a quit attempt.

  • NHS teams across the region are calling on everyone to help #DoYourBit as hospitals, GPs and paramedics try to manage another surge of pressure on vital services.

    NHS teams – across hospitals and GP practices – still face challenges such as reduced space in hospital treatment areas and surgeries because of the need to follow strict infection control measures to ensure patients and staff continue to be safe.

    To help cope with these pressures and ensure the people who need care the most can get it the NHS is asking people to:

  • A new maternity service for women in Gateshead is providing more personalised care for mothers-to-be – and has been praised by patients.

    The Horizon midwives are a team of Gateshead midwives who work with GP surgeries to provide more personalised and enhanced care for pregnant women who may be suffering with anxiety or who need extra care throughout their pregnancy.

  • Blaydon Primary Care Centre

    Patients across the North East and North Cumbria will benefit from earlier diagnostic tests as it gets a share of a £350m investment across England announced by the Government and NHS on Friday 1 October.

    The money provides a welcome boost to the region’s NHS recovery plans to speed up testing and treatments and also improve patient experience.

    Investment includes

  • Mike Graham

    Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Mike Graham as the new director of operations for clinical support and screening. He replaces Chris Charlton who retired on October 5th, following 40 years’ service at Gateshead.

    Mike is currently Assistant Director of Service and Business Development at Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where he has worked for 13 years in various roles.

  • Chris Charlton

    A well-respected NHS scientist is retiring today – exactly 40 years since he started his career with Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.

    Chris Charlton, who most recently has been the operations director for clinical support and screening, started at Gateshead NHS Trust in the pathology department as a trainee biomedical scientist exactly 40 years ago – on the 5th October 1981.

  • A former covid patient who was nursed back to health at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead has thanked staff for their "flawless" care.

    Cheryl Gascoigne, who works at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals, was admitted to the QE in September – and was cared for by the team on ward 1.

    Cheryl explains: "One of the scariest things is that I don’t know where I caught covid – but I know it was during a fortnight’s annual leave from work.


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