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    We understand that the Covid-19 pandemic has been a very worrying time for pregnant women and we thank you for your patience and understanding regarding service changes that have affected your pregnancy care. 

    We are currently in a gradual recovery process from Coronavirus and following review we are pleased to announce the following service changes that come into effect from Monday 29th June 2020.


    Attendance for Ultrasound Scans


    We’re supporting the Great North Run Solo, a virtual running challenge set up following the cancellation of the Great North Run to keep people moving and motivated.

  • Face covering information

    From Monday 15th June 2020 you will need to wear a face covering when you come to hospital as a visitor or outpatient.

    This is in line with recent recommendations from the World Health Organisation. We are introducing these new measures at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust to keep visitors, patients, and staff safe.

  • Visiting restrictions

    To help protect staff, patients and the local community from the spread of Covid-19 the hospital is continuing with the current visitor restrictions put in place at the start of the pandemic.

    The safety of everyone in our care is always the number one priority which is why we’ve decided to keep these restrictions in place for now. We realise this is a very difficult situation for patients and their families so we thank you for your understanding and consideration during this difficult time.

  • A Gateshead man is on the road to recovery after spending more than a month in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital fighting COVID-19.

    David Martin, 63, from Whickham, has praised the staff of the Queen Elizabeth hospital as “brilliant” and said that he can never thank them enough for their support during his battle for life that lasted for four and a half weeks.

  • Danny Graham

    Blackburn Rovers footballer Danny Graham has thanked everyone who supported his amazing fundraising drive for the NHS in Gateshead – allowing him to donate more than £10,000 to the QE’s charity.

    Danny, who was born at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, began fundraising last month for QE Charitable Funds, the charity arm of QE Gateshead.

  • Project wingman staff

    Hardworking NHS staff in Gateshead will be able to relax and enjoy a first class airport lounge experience, courtesy of some kind volunteers from the airline industry.

    Project Wingman is now in full flight at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead, where grounded flight deck and cabin crew will volunteer their time in a dedicated lounge area and be on hand to support the wellbeing of staff during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Say hello to some of the real angels of the North in our fantastic staff gallery.

    Gateshead is already well known as the home of Antony Gormley's Angel of the North, but we wanted to highlight some of our very own Gateshead Angels, working so hard in the battle against Covid19.

    We've taken inspiration from the famous artwork to develop a series of images of staff from right across the organisation, highlighting their contribution during this difficult time.

  • COVID-19 is one of the biggest ever public health challenges the world has had to face, and research is playing a vital key role in the fight against it.

    The Research Team, alongside many others working within the NHS, has supported clinical services to deliver urgent care within Critical Care, across Mental Health and Maternity Departments, alongside FIT Testing/PPE sessions, Bereavement Services, and Loggist support.

  • On behalf of staff and patients at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, we would like to say a very big thank you to all of the organisations and individuals who have made donations to the Trust and QE Gateshead Charitable Funds, our hospital charity, over the last few months.


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