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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  • A local event that saw healthcare, voluntary sector and social care staff coming together to talk to members of the public was a bit hit with people in Gateshead.

    The engagement event provided an opportunity for more than 60 local people to find out and talk about how all these services fit together but also where they could improve.

    The agenda nationally is for greater integration between all agencies providing care to the public and delivering services that fit into a wider plan of improved ‘care closer to home’.

  • An IT project supporting more than 170,000 medical examinations a year will help make radiology in Gateshead easier, safer and more efficient.

    The pioneering new system at QE Gateshead will also mean that medics can now access the results of X-rays, scans and other tests away from their departments and even provide the potential to do it at the patents’ bedside in the future.

  • A landmark piece of public art has just been unveiled in a brand new NHS hospital building in the North East.

    This is the latest phase of the on-going building work at the new £32m Emergency Care Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead.

    The unit will bring state-of-the-art healthcare services to people across Gateshead and the bright, modern building includes single occupancy rooms and en suite bathrooms for all patients in the short stay wards.

  • Construction work on a major Emergency Care Centre in Gateshead is almost complete.

    The new £32m Emergency Care Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead will bring state-of-the-art healthcare services to people across Gateshead and the bright, modern building includes single occupancy rooms and en suite bathrooms for all patients in the short stay wards.

    Once complete, the new Emergency Care Centre will modernise the way patients are cared for during an emergency by bringing together a wide range of services including:

  • So far, 2014 continues to be the best ever year for the prevention and reduction of infection at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. 

    QE Gateshead adopts a zero tolerance approach to all avoidable infections including Meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and has had zero reported cases of MRSA bacteraemia during 2014 so far. 

    Throughout the whole year QE Gateshead continues to be a high performing Trust and has maintained one of the lowest rates in the region for: 

  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead has again been named as one of the safest in the country, retaining the top rating from the national regulator.

    The new inspection system first started in 2013 and The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has now confirmed that the QE will remain at a band 6 rating (the highest possible) after figures from the latest Intelligence Monitoring Report were published today.

  • Did you know that you that we have a dedicated newsletter all about what’s happening across the hospital each month?

    You can sign up to get all the latest news from the QE straight to your inbox by signing up for this service from the trust.

    The email newsletter – called QE Update – provides a concise monthly round-up of all the latest information and news from the Trust, so you’ll never miss the latest developments.

  • As you may have already heard some of the national Trades Unions are currently in an ongoing dispute with the NHS.

    As part of this dispute some staff in Gateshead will be taking industrial action on the morning of Monday 24 November. This is a countrywide issue which cannot be determined by QE Gateshead locally and will only be resolved at a national level.

  • QE Gateshead is launching a photo competition to find a special picture to hang in a brand new Emergency Care Centre, which is currently under construction.

    The wining photographer will not only get the chance to win a great prize, but will also have the honour of seeing their image displayed in the new hospital.

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