News

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.

There are lots of ways of keeping up to date with all our news including a regular magazine and through social media. To find out more visit: www.qegateshead.nhs.uk/communications

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Contact the media office:
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  • Having a baby is an exciting, life changing experience and it’s only natural to want the very best for your new arrival.

    By coming to QE Gateshead, you have the reassurance of knowing you are at the safest place in the North East to have your baby – we are the only hospital in the North East to win and retain the top rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

  • Life like patient simulator bringing real medical benefits to Gateshead

    Click here for a video of SimMan in action! 

    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead is expanding its training capabilities with the addition of a new state-of-the-art wireless simulation dummy, providing the most realistic medical training experiences.  

  • A simple, easy to understand leaflet that explains the breast screening programme through the eyes of a single patient is now available online.

    The brochure, called One woman’s journey through breast screening, explains exactly what to expect at an appointment in Gateshead and is designed to help reduce some of the anxiety of the procedure by providing as much information as possible.

    It uses pictures and the patient experience to help explain how an appointment works, from receiving the first letter through to getting the results.

  • Following their recent talks, the Government and the Agenda for Change trade unions have just announced that the industrial action planned for Thursday 29 January has been called off. 

    No action will now be taken by any members of the unions involved in the pay dispute with the Government.

    We understand that the Agenda for Change unions have suspended this week’s planned action while they consult with their members on the Government’s new pay offer.

  • An exciting new chapter in healthcare for the North East is about to begin and we're looking for the very best nurses to be a part of it.

    Our brand new Emergency Care Centre will modernise the way patients are cared for during an emergency, by bringing together a wide range of services into a single point. QE Gateshead are now looking for the people who will help bring this exciting new building to life with the recruitment of qualified nurses.

  • Like most hospitals across the UK QE Gateshead has been experiencing unprecedented demand for emergency admissions over the past few weeks.

    This spike in demand for accident and emergency departments has meant that hospitals across the region have faced increasing pressure on beds to treat patients who need to stay for treatment.

  • A Gateshead hospital is celebrating a decade of success by marking the 10 year anniversary of becoming an NHS Foundation Trust.

    Although there has been a hospital on the site since the 1930s, QE Gateshead came into existence in its current form on becoming a Foundation Trust on 5 January 2005.

    Foundation Trust status allows more local control and encourages people from the area to get more involved in the running of the hospital.

  • Two QE users collaborate on stained glass window for hospital chapel

    A stained glass window for the Chapel in the QE hospital has been created by two former patients who were grateful for the services of the chaplains.

  • The QE held a beautiful carol service last night to celebrate Christmas. 

    Members of the QE choir provided some fantastic entertainment, with their traditional carol singing, accompanied by Mike Bowman from the OD and Training team on the keyboard.

    The carol service was delivered by the chaplains, and there were some very entertaining readings from members of the congregation including staff and a governor amongst others. 

  • Region’s NHS comes under pressure and asks the public to think before calling 999 or attending accident and emergency departments.

    With NHS organisations across the North East of England coming under severe pressure, local doctors, nurses and paramedics are asking the public to help them by thinking carefully about using other NHS services before calling 999 or going to their local A&E department.

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