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  • Jemma Johnson

    One of the NHS’s dedicated staff is warning the public to make sure they get both doses of the Covid vaccine – after her decision to be vaccinated made the difference between a trip to intensive care and a quick recovery.

    Jemma Johnson, 35, from Sunderland is facilities manager for QE Facilities Ltd, a subsidiary of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust. She manages the 250 amazing domestic staff who make sure the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Bensham and other Gateshead sites are kept spotlessly clean.

  • Caring hands, compassionate hearts

    Save the date: Wednesday 13 October 2021


    Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust's 3rd Palliative Care Symposium

  • QEF team with the manufacturing machine

    QE Facilities Ltd is leading the way to become the first NHS body in the country to start to manufacture FFP3 masks.

    FFP3 (Filtering Face Piece 3) masks have become well-known during the covid pandemic, yet have been used in the NHS for years to protect staff against fine particles and airborne viruses and prevent the spread to others. They are used in all clinical and non-clinical settings.

    QE Facilities Ltd is the wholly owned subsidiary company of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, based in the North East of England.

  • 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?



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