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As a busy acute NHS Trust, there's always something happening at Gateshead. We think of ourselves as very open, and if you are a media organisation with a question about any of our services please don't hesitate to contact us using the details below. We will always try our hardest to accommodate your requests. You'll also find in this section our latest press releases which are available to use for publication, as well as images.

There are lots of ways of keeping up to date with all our news including a regular magazine and through social media. To find out more visit: www.qegateshead.nhs.uk/communications

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    It's been another exciting year for the NHS in Gateshead with lots of new developments and interesting stories from across our hospital and community services.

    As our 70th Birthday year comes to an end we've created a new video highlighting some of the key news from the NHS in Gateshead over the past 12 months. From special celebrations to national awards it's been a really busy year and these are just some of the news stories from 2018.

  • Critically ill patients at QE Gateshead were treated to a soothing live music session to help them on the road to recovery.

    The ICU-Hear project brings gentle acoustic music to hi-tec intensive care units (ICUs) and aims to reduce stress and anxiety during this frightening time for patients as they undergo life-saving treatment.

    It is provided by the charity Music in Hospitals & Care (MiHC) which works with professional musicians who perform live in hospital wards, care and residential homes, hospices and day care settings across the UK.

  • The festive season is a time for celebration but sometimes the stress and worry associated with the lead up to Christmas can spoil the occasion for everyone.

    That’s why the Older Persons Mental Health Liaison Team at QE Gateshead has been supporting staff and visitors to hospital by offering support and advice on preparing for a “Stress free Christmas”.

  • A mental health unit for older patients with dementia is set to offer a wide range of benefits for patients after a £750,000 make over.

    The significant investment in the Cragside Court unit at the hospital provides a wide range of improvements for patients and enables staff to offer much better care in a modern, safe and therapeutic environment.

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    Gateshead Care Partnership, which brings together the NHS, council and local GPs, was presented with a prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) Award last night.

    The partnership was presented with the award for Improved Partnerships between Health and Local Government in recognition of how they have streamlined health and social care services for the people of Gateshead.

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    A mental health unit for older patients with dementia has now reopened following a £750,000 redevelopment.

    The significant investment in the Cragside Court unit at the hospital provides a wide range of improvements for patients and enables staff to offer much better care in a modern, safe and therapeutic environment.

    Staff, governors and the deputy Mayor of Gateshead Councillor Rachel Mullen attended a preview opening of the unit on Friday before patients moved back in.

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    People in the North East are being urged to choose health services wisely this winter to ensure emergency services are kept for those most in need.

    The call comes as a number of hospitals in the region are seeing an increase in attendances as winter begins to take hold.

    People are being reminded that emergency departments and 999 should only be used if a patient is seriously unwell or is in need of critical or life-saving care.

  • 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.

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