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.

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  • The last year has seen a rise in abusive behaviour against NHS staff in Gateshead so the hospital has released a number of new posters reminding the public that bad behaviour won’t be tolerated and can have serious consequences.

    Although serious incidents are thankfully still quite rare, NHS staff regularly face low level abuse and encounter unacceptable behaviour at a time when they are just doing their job. Over the past five years the number of incidents of violence or aggression recorded against staff has risen by 9.5%.

  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead will be hosting its annual Open Day on Wednesday 7th November 2018 from 3:30 – 6pm. 

    Come along to meet with staff representing a range of services across the hospital and have a first-hand account on how we treat thousands of patients every year.

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  • A new ‘single point of access’ service for thousands of patients with muscle and joint (musculoskeletal - MSK) problems is to be launched across Newcastle and Gateshead.

    TIMS – Tyneside Integrated Musculoskeletal Services – offers self-care and fast access to information, resources and expert opinion about a variety of back, neck, joint or general muscle conditions.

  • Fun and practical ways to reduce the risk of falls are being highlighted this week across Gateshead.

    National Falls Prevention Week brings together a range of organisations to provide information to people over the age of 50 about the steps they can take to improve their health and reduce the risk of falling.

    Experts believe that the vast majority of falls could be prevented with some modest changes to our lifestyle and home.

  • This year’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 26th September 2018 in the Education Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital at 9.30 am.

    Open to all members of the public and staff, this meeting provides an excellent opportunity for you to hear about the Trust’s key achievements during 2017/18, our plans for the future, and for questions and discussion.

    The Annual Report and Accounts for 2017/18 will be published at this meeting.

  • Maternity staff at QE Gateshead have been showcasing their highly rated NHS unit to a group of special guests.

    A senior leader from the Royal College of Midwives and a local MP got to meet NHS staff, new mums and some newborn babies as part of a special tour of the Gateshead unit.

    New and expectant mothers across the region regularly praise their birthing experience and it has been rated among the very best in the country by the official healthcare regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

  • Gateshead has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards that recognise the very best in healthcare and services to NHS patients.

    The organisation has been shortlisted in two categories of the 2018 HSJ Awards - the world’s largest healthcare awards programme.

    QE Gateshead has been shortlisted as Provider Trust of the year, while the Gateshead Care Partnership (which brings together the NHS, council and local GPs) has been shortlisted for Improved Partnerships between Health and Local Government.

  • Another specialist unit at QE Gateshead has just been given a national award for the services it provides to older patients with mental health issues.

    The unit has just been awarded a Full Monty Award by the Star Wards scheme which celebrates excellence in mental health care.

  • A specialist ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead is using a realistic indoor bus stop to help support patients with dementia.

    The bus stop, which looks just like the real thing, has been kindly supplied by local operator Nexus and is designed to offer some familiar and friendly signs for people coming into a hospital environment.

    Vicky Jobson, a senior nurse at the hospital says the new idea is really helping patients feel more at home when they’re admitted.

  • This year the QE and the NHS celebrated its 70th birthday. As part of our celebrations, we sat down with some new and old staff members to hear about their roles within the NHS, the changes they've seen in the NHS over the years and what the future holds.

    How roles are adapting in the NHS

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