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  • England’s top midwife is urging expectant mums to get the Covid-19 vaccine after new data shows the overwhelming majority of pregnant women hospitalised with the virus have not had a jab.

    The new figures, released today, also reveal that no pregnant women with both doses of the vaccine had been admitted to hospital.

    Since May, just three women had been admitted after having their first vaccine. In contrast, almost all (98%) pregnant women admitted to hospital with Covid-19 had not been jabbed.

  • Do Your Bit

    Due to extreme staffing pressures, Blaydon Urgent Treatment Centre will be closed this weekend, Saturday 31st July and Sunday 1st August.

    Health and care services in Gateshead are continuing to face unprecedented pressures due to covid-19 cases, staff isolating and continuing high levels of emergency attendances the QE Hospital is seeing each day.

  • Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Gillian Findley as the Trust’s new Chief Nurse.

  • Melanie Donaldson, Support Worker in Adult Social Care

    Over the last 16 months, Gateshead residents have shown incredible support for each other and key workers in managing the impact of the pandemic. The health and social care sector in Gateshead is now asking residents to step up once more and help them manage pressures caused by Covid-19.


    All infection, prevention and control measures to remain in place for hospital services in Gateshead.

    With the rise in covid cases in the community in Gateshead, all staff, visitors and outpatients will need to continue to wear face masks, socially distance and wash their hands before entering hospital services in Gateshead after 19 July.

    The pre-booking visitor slots will remain and patients should continue to attend appointments alone, unless they need a carer or are under 18 years old.

  • 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.

    A surge in demand for NHS services has coincided with a large number of staff having to self-isolate because of Covid19, which is stretching services even harder after more than a year of managing a the pandemic.

  • Ellen Dixon

    A series of blog posts to give you more information about the role of a dietician in Gateshead. 

    What is your role as a Dietitian at Gateshead?


  • On Monday 5th July, the NHS turned 73 and across both QE and Bensham, staff enjoyed a well-deserved cup of tea and cake at the Gateshead Big Tea event.

    After a challenging 16 months, Gateshead’s NHS health and social care have worked together to support the biggest vaccination programme in our history.

    The NHS birthday this year is a significant event to honour the incredible work of our NHS staff.

  • Thank you Gateshead

    Its 73 years of the NHS on July 5, having experienced the most extremely challenging year to date and the country as a whole, but also a year of hope.

    Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, hospitals have cared for around 400,000 seriously ill Covid patients, including more than 100,000 admitted in January alone, along with millions more besides.

    Gateshead’s NHS health and social care have worked together to support the biggest vaccination programme in our history.

  • Do Your Bit graphic

    Front-line NHS teams across the region are urgently appealing to the public to use the right NHS service for their needs. 


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