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  • Members, patients, stakeholders and local residents are being invited to a special drop-in event to find out about the building improvements taking place on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital site.

    Those attending will be able to view the plans and speak to the estates staff and clinicians involved in the two new builds – The Emergency Care Centre and the New Pathology Hub.

  • The children of some of the staff who work at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead have been putting their stamp on a £32m project to build a new emergency care centre.

    The children, aged between five and 11, attend the Holiday Den, a subsidised childcare programme which runs during the school holidays for the children of staff who work for the Trust, other NHS organisations or the private sector.

    During the Christmas holidays, they received a visit from Miller Construction, the main contractor, currently delivering the QE’s new £32m Emergency Care Centre.

  • Mums to be who have their babies in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead are receiving the highest quality of care possible.

    That’s the assessment from the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA), which has awarded the QE a level three rating for maternity risk management standards, one of only 15 maternity units in the country to achieve this (including two other units in the North East).

  • New head doctor appointed for Trust

    A specialist in gynaecological cancers has been appointed as the new medical director at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead.

    Consultant Keith Godfrey has worked at the QE for 12 years and has been deputy medical director for the past three.

    The medical director is the most senior doctor in the hospital and is expected to ensure that the medical care patients receive is at the very centre of everything the hospital does as well as provide leadership for the hospital’s 125 consultants.

  • THE next stage of work on the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s new emergency care centre will see the main entrance close for two years.

    The main entrance in to the Gateshead hospital now will be through the outpatients department.

    Ian Renwick, Chief Executive at the QE, said: “We have been informing patients with their appointment letters of some of the changes that are going on at the QE whilst we build this fantastic new centre. I do apologise to patients, visitors and carers for any disruption they may face when visiting the QE.

  • Dr David Beaumont, Medical Director at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust (which runs the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead), said:

  • QE Gateshead has reached a nationally set target to reduce carbon emissions by 10%, three years early.

    It has also become one of the only trusts in the country to sell its unused carbon on the carbon trading markets as part of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme.

    Every NHS trust in the country has been set a target to reduce their carbon emissions by 10% by 2015 and Gateshead have achieved this early despite several major builds including the Peter Smith Surgery Centre , Jubilee Wing and Beacon Centre, all of which increase day to day energy usage. 

  • WORK is about to start on the QE site to build a new £32million state-of-the-art emergency care centre, which will transform the way local people will be cared for when they need their local hospital most.

  • COMMUNITY Midwife Mandy Brown has been nominated for an NHS hero award by a grateful patient.

    Mandy’s patient said: “Even though it’s been a while since I had my last baby, I’ve never forgotten how lovely, encouraging and helpful Mandy was; she also went the extra mile to help my sister when she was pregnant even though she was not her patient. Mandy made me feel like I was doing a fantastic job as a mum!”

  • A CHARTERED accountant has been encouraged to lend her skills to the local health service following her own experiences with her son.

    Kathryn Larkin-Bramley’s son was diagnosed with leukaemia at the age of six and the experience of caring for him back to full health encouraged her to get involved.

    Now Mrs Larkin-Bramley has been appointed as a new non executive director for Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust. She takes up the role as chair of the important Audit Committee, which scrutinises the organisation’s financial health.

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