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    Earlier this year, the unit was awarded more than £300,000 from the Government to upgrade its outdated post natal unit.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

  • THE QE Gateshead has been the recipient of a very generous donation this week, of a ‘cuddle cot’ worth £1500 from the parents of those that have lost children/grandchildren.

    The cuddle cot is used for stillborn babies and late miscarriages, keeping the babies cool for longer, slowing the decomposition process, enabling parents to take babies home to grieve and say goodbye. It’s used in a moses basket so it’s not clinical and helps parents come to terms with their loss.

  • A SCHEME to improve the way staff can record their attendance at work has led to the QE being shortlisted for a national award.

    The Health Service Journal’s Efficiency Awards look to champion innovative and cost-effective measures which reduce costs while maintaining the highest standards of patient care. The QE has been shortlisted in the workforce efficiency category thanks to a special project that aims to boost efficiency and improve work/life balance for both clinical and non-clinical staff using a special electronic solution.

  • from right-left - Jane Puntin - Breastfeeding Co-ordinator, Margaret Horburgh, Sarah Wilkinson, Wendy Turnbull - all Healthcare Assistants based in the community 

    Gateshead maternity staff helping mums and babies get the best start

    NURSES from QE Gateshead are helping mums and babies get off to a great start with breastfeeding at an event in Saltwell Park next week.


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