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  • Some new bird's eye drawings of the new Emergency Care Centre offer a different perspective on the scale of the building as well as the new ways of working in Emergency Care.

    The architectural-style drawings show just how different the new unit is and highlight some of the new pathways that patients will take when admitted to the new unit.

    Click here to see the drawings on a seperate page.

  • Brand new maternity video

    You can now view a video of our fantastic maternity unit.

    Take a tour of our fantastic facilities and find out more by clicking below:

  • At the end of February we opened a brand new, state-of-the-art NHS Emergency Care Centre. The £32m building has brought cutting-edge healthcare to Gateshead as well as a new way of dealing with patients during an emergency.

    Here’s what you need to know:

    #1 A brand new £32m building with all the latest equipment. Designed by architects Ryder the bright, modern building not only has a unique look and feel, but it also completely changes the way patients are cared for during an emergency.

  • If you are an expectant mum, you can tour our maternity unit from the comfort of your armchair.

    Simply click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to take our virtual tour of the unit or visit our Pinterest page to see some photographs of our fantastic facilities, including:

  • The QE Hospital in Gateshead is calling all health care professionals who work within any labour ward to take part in its brand new simulation training course.

    The Multidisciplinary Simulation Course in Obstetrics (MuSiC in Obstetrics) will provide free training for obstetricians, anaesthetists, midwives, operating department personnel in a real life setting with advanced simulation mannequins.

    This exciting course focuses upon an array of technical and non-technical skills that are encountered during the obstetric emergency including human factors.

  • A&E care at QE Gateshead has been highlighted among the very best in the country by making the shortlist for a major national awards scheme.

    The team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is one of only six in the country to have been shortlisted for the excellence in accident and emergency care award, part of the CHKS annual Top Hospitals programme awards 2015.

    The awards celebrate the success of healthcare providers across the UK and are awarded to healthcare organisations for their achievements in healthcare quality and improvement.

  • A state-of-the-art NHS unit in Gateshead is attracting interest on a global scale.

    Scientists and medical staff from the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Gateshead have recently welcomed clinical teams from China, Israel, Australia, Germany, USA and the Middle East to its new, £12m pathology laboratory.   The visitors were given the chance to see the centre’s world class testing facilities that operate at the cutting edge of pathology testing services in the UK.

  • Engineering Maintenance Apprentice Sean Cook took home the award for most committed apprentice at a regional awards ceremony hosted by Health Education North East.

    The ceremony took place during National Apprenticeship Week on Thursday 12 March. The awards are a chance for the region’s NHS to recognise the outstanding dedication, hard work and enthusiasm of its apprentices.

  • A pioneering method of IVF treatment that continuously monitors embryo development has become available in the North East.  The system uses highly specialised incubators incorporating time lapse imaging and powerful data analysing software.

  • QE staff work together to tackle SEPSIS – spot it, treat it, beat it

    Staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead have been looking at innovative ways to tackle the deadly medical condition sepsis which kills 37,000 people a year in the UK alone.

    Sepsis is a common and potentially life-threatening condition triggered by infection. Common signs and symptoms are fever, increased heart rate, increasing breathing rate and confusion. The outcome for patients improves dramatically if sepsis is recognised and treated quickly. 


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