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  • QE Gateshead has been categorised as one of the safest in the country by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the regulator for all care providers.

    This week the CQC issued the first of their ‘Intelligence Monitoring Reports’ which gathers local and national data and assigns each NHS trust a banding based on their risk to patients. Every trust in the country has been graded from band 1 (highest risk) to band 6 (lowest risk) and Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust was awarded a band 6 rating.

  • The rheumatology department has been given more than £700 by the family of a patient that was treated by the team.

    Mary Grier’s family and friends took part in a sponsored walk from the Spanish City, Whitley Bay to
    Tynemouth Priory in memory of her husband Ken Grier who had been treated at the QE, by the rheumatology team.

    Both Ken and Mary were active patient voices in rheumatology. We thank them for raising a fantastic amount for a fantastic cause.

  • TWO nursing teams at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust have been shortlisted for national awards by the Nursing Times.

    The publication chose the teams below to be shortlisted for the following awards:

  • Did you catch us on Inside Out on the 17th September?

    The BBC programme came to take a look around our A&E and meet our staff.

    If you didn't catch the programme first time around, you'll find it HERE.

  • The QE has been voted the top hospital in the country by patients receiving treatment for cancer.

    The results came in analysis by MacMillan Cancer Support based on research commissioned by NHS England.

    Carolyn Harper, Head of Cancer Services, said:

    “We are extremely pleased to have been ranked by our patients as the top performing hospital in the country for cancer experience. It is extremely humbling that this accolade has come directly from our patients and is something we are very proud to have achieved.

  • Gateshead hospital becomes the first NHS organisation in the North East to be given a prestigious award in recognition of its commitment to investing in staff.

    Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, has held the Investors in People award since 1996 and three years ago added the Health and Wellbeing Good Practice Award to its portfolio. Last year, the Trust was awarded gold status for IiP– demonstrating world class levels of investing in staff.

  • Maternity staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead are celebrating the safe arrival of a new post natal ward for mums and their babies.

    Earlier this year, the unit was awarded more than £300,000 from the Government to upgrade its outdated post natal unit.

    Now the unit has been completed and mums and visitors are getting to peek at more than just new babies. The new unit has increased the number of single en-suite rooms, making it possible for dads to stay over to get to know their new babies too.

  • All babies are little princes and princesses to their mums and dads, but six tots born yesterday at the QE have an extra special royal connection.

    All six babies were born on the same day as the new heir to the throne, including little Ella Kate Watson, daughter of Ryan Watson and Alex Morpeth, and born just twenty minutes after the new royal baby.Congratulations to all the new parents at the QE!

  • IAN Mearns MP for Gateshead, along with Deputy Leader of Gateshead Council Martin Gannon visited the AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm) HQ at the QE Hospital today, as part of the trust’s celebrations for the 65th birthday of the NHS.

  • QE Gateshead has appointed two new non-executive directors, after the tenure for two long serving non execs came to an end.

    Gateshead Council leader, Cllr Mick Henry has been appointed alongside Shaun Bowron, a former Group Operations Director for GMG radio.

    Councillor Mick Henry

    Born in Gateshead, Mick was first elected as a councillor for the inner city ward of Saltwell in 1986 and has been Leader of Gateshead Council since 2002. In 2007, he was awarded a CBE for his services to local government.


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