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  • We know that when you are having a baby, the support from your partner, relative, friend or other person throughout pregnancy and childbirth is really important  to your emotional wellbeing. We want you, as a new mother, here at Gateshead to have access to support from a person of your choosing at all stages of your maternity journey.

    As coronavirus restrictions begin to ease, we are delighted to be able to continue to welcome a single support person to come with you to all of your maternity appointments and scans at the QE maternity unit.

  • Today (1st June) marks the start of Volunteers’ Week, a week-long annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering.

    We want to take time to celebrate all of the people who volunteer for our Trust. Volunteers make an invaluable contribution to the NHS and to Gateshead Health Trust.

  • QE Hospital is holding Newcastle University’s medical school finals examinations for the 1st time this year on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd June.

    It has taken a monumental effort to get through this COVID affected year and maintain the high standard of teaching we are known for. But it has been a very successful year with excellent feedback from our student groups.

    Holding finals is a fitting end to the challenge, before we draw breath and get ready for the new curriculum in September.

  • Martin Rankin hands over cheque to tracey cowper

    A grateful family were so overwhelmed with the support from one of Gateshead’s community teams that they went out of their way to make a charity donation to say ‘thank you’ – and presented it to staff this week.

    The Hospice at Home service, which helps terminally ill people in Gateshead to spend their last days at home with loved ones, was gifted a £5000 donation from the family of Margaret Rankin, through QE Charitable Funds, the charity arm of the Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Here at Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust we are delighted to be relaunching our journey to Pathways to Excellence.

    This global programme is a ‘nursing excellence’ framework aiming to improve the work environment for nurses, midwives and AHPs which will help staff satisfaction and patient experience.

    The pathways to excellence accreditation encourages staff to be involved in shared decision-making, influence effective change and be part of a collective leadership.

  • Ward 2 team thank you

    Staff in the research team at Gateshead NHS are today celebrating the contribution of patients and staff in the fight against covid – and have thanked everyone for their valuable contributions.

    Despite the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, the research and development team at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust  has continued to deliver ongoing research and development activity and has contributed to many important studies, looking at areas such as treatments for Covid-19, as well as the long-term effects on patients who have recovered from covid.

  • Front-line NHS teams across the North East and North Cumbria are asking people to do their bit and use health services sensibly as restrictions continue to ease.

    The NHS across the region is seeing an increase in the number of people attending A&E department, many of whom could have sought advice from a service more appropriate for their needs.

  • stroke team

    A new £1m state-of-the-art rehabilitation unit in Gateshead has been specially designed with the needs of patients in mind – and is starting its vital work to boost the chances of recovery for stroke patients.

    The cutting-edge Jubilee Acute Stroke Rehabilitation Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead has been specifically designed for the types of patients the hospital sees, and will provide active rehabilitation for people who have had a stroke.

  • Here at Gateshead NHS, the Endoscopy team has received the stamp of approval from a national body for demonstrating outstanding care for our patients.

    The endoscopy department carries out procedures that look at the inside of the body using a tube with a small camera on the end.

    During the pandemic, the unit continued appointments under strict guidance and carried out over 7000 procedures.

  • older persons community mental health team

    One of Gateshead’s community mental health teams has won praise from its patients – and has received the official stamp of approval from a UK body.

    The Older Persons’ Community Mental Health service, which is part of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, provides specialist care, intervention and treatment to older people with mental health problems.


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