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  • 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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  • A specialist prevention team has advised more than 100 patients, relatives and staff about the best ways of preventing falls while in hospital.

    Last Wednesday the QE Gateshead ‘falls champions’ met with a range of people from across the hospital to warn of the potential dangers and the strategies that are being used to minimise the risks.

  • QE Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust Nurse Cadets have all passed their cadetship and are now about to embark onto the next stage of their careers.

    The Nursing Cadets are the first group to complete the Trust’s new cadet programme and all were successful in gaining the required grades to enter the BSc Adult Nursing Degree through an Advanced Apprenticeship in Clinical Healthcare Support and a BTEC National Extended Diploma in Health Studies. 

  • A team at the QE Gateshead are recreating a famous Victorian park within a hospital garden, as part of their work 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 hospital’s Cragside court.

    The area is currently being redeveloped 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.


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