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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.

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  • Anthony Robson, managing director of QE Facilities Ltd

    QE Facilities Ltd (QEF) has appointed Anthony Robson, who has over 30 years’ experience, as the new managing director.

  • A graphic of 5k May

    Would you like to get fit and have fun in May, while supporting our hospital’s charity?

    Sign up for 5k May! You can walk, run, cycle, skip, jump, roll – any activity you like, as long as you cover 5km during May. You can take part on your own or as a group and then nominate 5 friends or family members to complete their own 5km challenge.

  • Nurse Fior Sayer at the coast

    A selfless QE nurse went out of her way to support the mental health and wellbeing of her colleagues – and ran more than a marathon in one day to raise money for outdoor activities for staff.

    Staff nurse Fior Sayer, who works in the emergency assessment and short stay units, saw the toll that working during a pandemic had taken on her fellow healthcare workers – and decided to do something about it.

    She raised money to fund a series of wellbeing days, where nurses and doctors from those departments could unwind and get away from the pressures of COVID.

  • Health leaders across the North East and North Cumbria are urging the public to stay safe and act sensibly as restrictions continue to ease as part of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

    The region’s NHS is appealing to the public - ahead of the May bank holidays - to look after their health and remember to follow the rules as they start to mix and socialise outdoors.

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    Continuing the ‘Share your story’ series aimed at increasing and encouraging the discussion of mental health within the Trust, we this week welcome senior sister Michelle Lewins.

  • Huge thanks to local girl Grace Ramm, who challenged herself to run at least two miles every day in March to raise money for the Breast Screening department here at QE Gateshead.

    Staff at the QE helped her mum, Hayley recover from breast cancer in 2019 and her daughter Grace wanted to say thank you by raising £1,000 through QE Charitable funds, the hospital’s charity

  • NHS staff across Gateshead are celebrating the achievement of providing the COVID vaccine to the borough’s vital health and social care workforce.

    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s COVID vaccination hub opened just before Christmas 2020 – and has since worked at a rapid pace to give health and social care staff their vaccinations, alongside five GP-led centres across the borough. They have given two vaccine doses to nearly 10,000 health and social care workers across Gateshead. This includes more than 4,500 of the Trust’s own staff.

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    Today marks the launch of the Trust’s ‘Share your story’ campaign, an initiative aimed at increasing and normalising discussion of mental health in the workplace. 

    During the campaign, volunteers from across our teams will voluntarily share their experiences with wider the workforce through a series of items distributed through internal challenges.

  • The Trust is marking the one-year anniversary of its on-site testing unit – and is thanking all of the staff from across the organisation who have helped keep our services running.

    The Patient Covid Assessment Service (PCAS) was set up at the start of the pandemic to carry out COVID tests on staff and their bubbles, as well as patients. It now operates a 7-day service, with a drive-through testing area.

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    Please continue to pre-book appointments for when visiting.

    We continue to operate in a covid-secure way as we work hard to protect our patients, staff and the Gateshead community from coronavirus (COVID-19).

    From 16 July 2021, pre-booking will operate as:

    • One designated person (who is COVID-19 symptom free) will be identified by the patient to visit them in hospital for a maximum of 1 hour.

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