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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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  • QE Gateshead
    has been shortlisted for the CHKS Top Hospitals programme national patient experience award 2019.

    The awards celebrate excellence throughout the UK and are given to acute sector organisations for their achievements in healthcare quality and improvement.

  • Families and NHS staff have been coming together to help celebrate pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood as part of the International Day of the midwife in Gateshead.

    Gateshead health held two events in different parts of the town to connect maternity staff with more than 100 new or expectant families.

    Those attending got the chance to chat informally with a midwife or healthcare support worker and visit short workshops on pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.

  • To celebrate international nurse day and help with the NHS recruitment drive we handed over the official QE social media profiles to Gateshead nurses yesterday.

    The lead nurse for recruitment Vicky Jobson was in charge of the first ever social takeover day in Gateshead Health which helped us engage with almost 2,500 people.

  • QE Gateshead said goodbye and thank you to one of our longest serving members of staff who retires after 40 years.

    Sharon Maddison (Pearson) began her NHS career at Gateshead School of Nursing in 1979 and has been a driving force in improving patient care and staff development across the Trust.

  • Over the last 3 years Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust has rapidly deployed a fully integrated digitalised medicines system across the organisation.

    The digital transformation has included a state-of-the-art electronic prescribing system, automated drug cabinets and a pharmacy robot all interfaced to provide industry leading levels of service.  

  • QE patients who smoke and want to quit now have access to a new Smoking Cessation Service, which is a behavioural change text message service that is designed to give daily ‘nudges’ of motivation and advice that can give them the support when they need it.

  • An NHS scheme in Gateshead to improve the quality of patient care, as well as increase staff motivation, has been singled out for praise by the national healthcare regulator.

    NHS Improvement, which oversees all NHS trusts in England, has published its Guide to developing and implementing ward and unit accreditation programmes. Gateshead Health NHS Trust’s ward accreditation programme is included as an example of “inspiring” best practice.

  • Join us on Friday 3rd May to help celebrate pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood as part of the International Day of the midwife in Gateshead.

    This will be a fantastic opportunity for you to:

  • The Angel of the North is probably the most famous landmark in the North East but now we’re asking you to tell us about your own Gateshead Angels.

    We want you to nominate your own healthcare heroes as part of our annual staff awards scheme.

    Have you received great care from a member of our team that you’d like to tell us about? Has someone gone the extra mile for you in the hospital or out in the community?

    We know that many of you tell us about those “QE Angels” who’ve looked after you or your family members during your time with us. 

  • Work on installing a brand new x-ray machine at Blaydon is set to start soon and may have an impact on your service.

    The improvement work will start on 23 April 2019 and should last for around six weeks. If you had an outpatient appointment we should have already been in touch to change it so that you come to the main Queen Elizabeth Hospital instead.

    Please also be aware that if you are seen at Blaydon walk in centre we may need to transport you to the QE if you need an X-ray. We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time.

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