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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  • Have you suffered and been treated for a sore back, painful joints or muscles?

    Muscle, joint and back problems are collectively known as musculoskeletal (MSK) problems.  These can vary widely from short term acute pain that needs rapid intervention to chronic, enduring problems.

    QE Gateshead has now started work on refining the pathways for patients with musculoskeletal problems and is now looking for feedback.

  • Doctors and nurses at QE Gateshead will soon be using iPads and iPods instead of the traditional bedside paper observation charts at the hospital. 

    Over the next few months these new smart devices will be appearing on wards as part of an innovative project throughout the in-patient areas of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead.

  • Building work on a miniature version of a famous Victorian park has now been completed, as part of a project using nature to treat patients with Dementia.

    Features from Gateshead’s beautiful Saltwell Park, which opened in 1876, have served as the inspiration behind a new nature area for Dementia patients at the QE Hospital’s Cragside Court.

    The idea came about after work by doctors in Gateshead found that exposure to nature had a range of beneficial effects on patients and could trigger positive emotions and memories.

  • Here at the QE we have many ways of measuring what it's like to be a patient in our hospital, so we've designed a new 'infographic' to show just how we stack up.

    We look at lots of different factors and feedback to build up a picture of patient experience at the hospital and this is something that we're constantly monitoring to look for ways of improving.

    Our new infographic is a really visual way of understanding what some of the measures mean for the hospital and the care that patients will recieve when they visit the QE.

  • QE Gateshead is doing its bit to raise awareness of Sepsis, the body’s deadly toxic response to infection which is often misunderstood as blood poisoning. 

    World Sepsis Day on the 13th September aims to make the word sepsis a household name by 2020, and one synonymous with a health emergency. 

    It is increasing at a dramatic rate of around 9% a year and the UK Sepsis Trust estimates there are around 37,000 deaths a year. Patients need fast effective care in order to prevent death.  

  • Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 24 September 2014 at 10am.

    The AGM is open to members of the public and will be held in the Lecture Theatre, Trust Headquarters, Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

    Mrs JEA Hickey, Chairman, will open the meeting and the Annual Report and Accounts will be presented during the meeting by Mr ID Renwick, Chief Executive.

  • The September edition of QE News is out now and you can read your copy online. 

    Get all the latest healthcare stories including information about improvements in dementia care, maternity at the QE, a look at our new hospital signage and a spotlight feature on endoscopy. 

    Our new online system makes it much easier to read publications online and looks more like the traditional paper magazine that people are used to.

  • A unique specialist centre is Gateshead is helping younger people with dementia cope with the condition and spend more time living in the community with their families.

    Although dementia is often associated with older people sufferers who are diagnosed in their thirties, forties or fifties will often require specialist care, because most services are designed around the need of pensioners.  

  • QE Gateshead has developed a new 5 step strategy to delivering excellent care to patients to help make sure the hospital maintains its already high standards.

    The new strategy draws together several pieces of work from different areas of the hospital and has been designed after listening to the views of patients and acting on their feedback. 

    The work aims to improve the overall experience of patients, the public and carers when visiting the hospital and will help people get more involved in the organisation.

  • Later this year an exciting new chapter in healthcare will begin for the North East when a brand new £32m Emergency Care Centre opens in Gateshead.

    The exciting new unit 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 new building to life with the recruitment of around 20 new nurses.

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