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  • Say hello to some of the real angels of the North in our fantastic staff gallery.

    Gateshead is already well known as the home of Antony Gormley's Angel of the North, but we wanted to highlight some of our very own Gateshead Angels, working so hard in the battle against Covid19.

    We've taken inspiration from the famous artwork to develop a series of images of staff from right across the organisation, highlighting their contribution during this difficult time.

  • COVID-19 is one of the biggest ever public health challenges the world has had to face, and research is playing a vital key role in the fight against it.

    The Research Team, alongside many others working within the NHS, has supported clinical services to deliver urgent care within Critical Care, across Mental Health and Maternity Departments, alongside FIT Testing/PPE sessions, Bereavement Services, and Loggist support.

  • On behalf of staff and patients at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, we would like to say a very big thank you to all of the organisations and individuals who have made donations to the Trust and QE Gateshead Charitable Funds, our hospital charity, over the last few months.

  • Neil Halford, deputy medical director

    NHS staff in Gateshead are reminding people that they’re here to help with other health conditions – despite the fact that everyone is working hard to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    If you or a member of your family, especially children, are feeling unwell, you should seek help. We can still treat serious symptoms, for example chest pains, severe headaches, pain after a fall or an accident at home.

  • Staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead have launched several new services that are designed to help patients and their loved ones stay in touch while ward visits are suspended.

    The new ‘Message to A Loved One’ service will help keep patients and their family and friends in contact with one another during the Covid-19 crisis. People can send a message to a dedicated email address, which will then be passed on to the patient.

  • The medical director at Gateshead Health has praised the efforts of local NHS staff for the care they have been providing to people in the town.

    The lead doctor at QE Gateshead Andy Beeby has more than 30 years of clinical experience but says the current situation is completely unprecedented.

  • During the current Covid-19 outbreak the Trust will be processing some personal information in a different way to support the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (Matt Hancock).

    This notice describes how we may use your information to protect you and others during the Covid-19 outbreak. This supplements our main Fair Processing Notice which is available here and all other information sharing carried out by the Trust has not changed and will continue as normal.

  • To help protect staff, patients and the local community from the spread of Covid-19, there are restrictions on visiting the hospital.

    Visiting is limited to: 

    • patients receiving end-of-life care

    • a birthing partner accompanying a woman in labour

    The safety of everyone in our care is always our number one priority which is why we’ve decided to put these restrictions in place.

  • Across the NHS we’re currently facing a profound and unprecedented challenge in dealing with the current global pandemic.

    Covid-19 is having an extraordinary impact right across the country in what is a fast-moving and very dynamic situation. Our preparations are now well developed and are being led by clinical experts across the hospital/Community.

    Here at Gateshead Health, we have been overwhelmed by both the professionalism and hard work of all our staff and the generosity of local businesses and the wider community.

  • Coronavirus / COVID 19 update

    At QE Maternity we appreciate that this is a difficult and uncertain time. We have all been made aware of how important social distancing is and how these changes can save lives.  Therefore we have had to make some decisions that we would not have considered a few weeks ago to ensure that we protect our mothers and babies and our staff and their families.  


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