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  • This week it's Cervical Cancer Week and our staff are supporting the Smear For Smear campaign, encouraging all young women to book in for their Smear test.

  • Looking for a challenge in 2020?  We would be delighted if you would join Team QE and run the Great North Run for us.

    Whether you’re a seasoned pro or thinking of taking the plunge and doing it for the first time, we have a number of places at the Great North Run on Sunday 13th September 2020.

    There are so many reasons why you should join our team, but here are our top 5:

  • At the start of 2020, the North East and North Cumbria’s NHS is reiterating its plea to the public to use services wisely amid extremely high numbers of people accessing emergency healthcare services.

    Following a busy festive period for emergency teams, the first week of the New Year has seen demand soar with hospitals across the region and the ambulance service now under severe pressure.

  • Well done to the ICU who held their annual Christmas lunch at Quenellies where patients and families gather together and celebrate the festivities.

    With over 70 people, it’s great to see everyone together and celebrate surviving critical illnesses as well as continuing to raise money for ‘ICUsteps Gateshead’, this year the team raised just over £300!

  • The NHS across the North East and North Cumbria is today launching a major public awareness campaign in a bid to help ease pressure on busy frontline teams and make sure people use our valuable NHS resources wisely.

    As the NHS prepares to manage the increase in demand which is expected at this time of year, health chiefs are making an important appeal by urging people:

  • A family have praised staff at St Bede’s after they helped save the life of a patient who was given just days to live.

    It was the look in her eyes that told Catherine Loftus that her sister was not ready to give up fighting.

    Unable to talk, it was through her eyes that she would communicate how she was feeling – and when she wanted her favourite thing “cuddles and kisses” from her family.

  • Health chiefs from across the region have confirmed that emergency departments remain very busy and some patients may experience very long waits as frontline teams prioritise serious emergencies and those in greatest clinical need.

    People who do not need emergency care are being urged to think about alternatives to hospital – including using NHS 111 which is available 24/7 for urgent medical advice either by calling or going online at

  • A dayroom on a Gateshead hospital ward has been transformed into a 1950’s style sitting room to help create a relaxing environment where both patients and their relatives can meet.

    Now instead of the usual hospital colours patients are transported back to a time when Newcastle United were regular FA Cup winners and Frankie Laine topped the charts.

  • Caring staff and local businesses in Gateshead helped bring some happiness to a local couple who wanted to get married despite being confined to a hospital ward.

    This week, Ward 2 at QE Gateshead held a beautiful wedding for a patient and his future wife. The nurses on the ward planned a wonderful ceremony in just 3 hours that morning, managing to gather flowers, a buffet, drinks, wedding music and most importantly, a wedding dress for the bride-to-be.

  • A Gateshead nurse whose daughter needs a special tube-fed diet has been sharing her experience with a group of patients, carers and health professionals in Gateshead.

    Kristine Flint, who is mum to 12 year old Nieve, explained more about her journey in choosing an alternative method of enteral feeding called a 'blended diet’.

    A blended diet is an alternative approach to nourishing a child who is tube fed. A meal is prepared then blended in a food blender to create a smooth meal which can be given through a feeding tube into the stomach. 


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