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.

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  • QE Gateshead is among a handful of international organisations that have had a winning poster design showcasing their quality improvements chosen to be displayed at the fourth annual International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare in le Palais des Congrés de Paris in France, in April.

    This annual forum is a four day meeting that brings together over 3000 health professionals from over 85 countries, from Chief Executives and Government officials to healthcare clinicians and managers who all have a common goal and passion, to improve quality and safety in healthcare.

  • The Nursery on the site of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead will be closing on the 31st January 2014.

    Sadly the very difficult decision to shut was taken by the Trust Board on the 27th November as it is no longer economically viable to run. The nursery needs to run at 80% occupancy to break even and despite communications campaigns to raise awareness, its occupancy has remained low at 48%.

  • We've just had our election results in please click HERE to find out who your new governors are!

  • The Critical Care department at the QE Hospital have been awarded with three awards at the recent North of England Critical Care Network Conference.

    North of England Critical Care Network acts as an advisory body to NHS Trusts in the North of England providing them with up to date information enabling them the provide the highest, most up to date care for patients.

    The winners from the QE were:

  • William Henry Lorraine - 100 years old – born on the 25th October 1913

    William Henry Lorraine turned 100 years old on ward 24 at the QE Hospital in Gateshead on Friday 25th October.

    A huge milestone for the centenarian who describes himself as just a typical Gateshead lad.

  • 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.


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