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  • Supporting women and families in pregnancy and the immediate postnatal period during the current Covid crisis has been and remains the main priority of maternity care in Gateshead

    Based on national guidance and review of our mothers and family’s needs during these difficult times, we plan to reintroduce support/ birth partners at antenatal appointments and all antenatal ultrasound scans and so from the 30th November 2020:

  • Blaydon urgent treatment centre

    Blaydon Urgent Treatment Centre is now an appointment only service - and the public is being asked to do their bit to help the NHS by not just turning up to be seen.

    With the busy winter period ahead, coupled with the need to protect people from COVID-19 , it is more important than ever that there aren’t large volumes of people in clinics and hospitals when they could have been cared for elsewhere.

  • Babies feet held by midwife

    Supporting women and families in pregnancy and the immediate postnatal period during the current Covid crisis has been and remains the main priority of maternity care in Gateshead. 

    We have managed to maintain the current visiting guidance in the maternity department since 11th September however due to high levels of Covid 19 circulating in the Community and high levels of staff being affected by Covid 19 we need to make some changes to our visiting policy to preserve and ensure we are able to maintain safe levels of care.

  • Community staff and Blaydon MP Liz Twist

    NHS community staff have been praised by the public for their hard work and commitment to providing outstanding care for Gateshead residents during the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Nurses and doctors at the NHS in Gateshead are asking the public to help them this weekend and not attend an emergency department unless absolutely necessary.

    Here at the QE Hospital, we are experiencing significant pressure on our services at the moment.

    This is due to the usual increase in hospital admissions of patients at this time of year, together with confirmed Covid-19 cases.
    We need the help of the Gateshead community – please do your bit by not coming to A&E unless you are experiencing a healthcare emergency.

  • NHS organisations across the North East make collective promise to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic colleagues and communities.

    Health and care leaders across the region are making a collective promise to Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) colleagues who make up such an important part of the NHS workforce. 

    As part of Black History Month healthcare leaders have now signed the promise which is aimed not just at colleagues working in health and care but also those living in the local communities served. 

  • QE Facilities, a subsidiary company of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, has won a prestigious International Green Apple Environment Award for environmental best practice. 

    The Green Apple Environment Awards were established in 1994 as an annual campaign to recognise, reward and promote environmental best practice.

  • Do your bit graphic

    With the number of Covid infections rising and winter fast approaching, local NHS leaders are urging the public to keep A&E free for serious or life threatening emergencies.

    NHS A&E departments are designed to treat the most serious, life threatening conditions, so everyone across the North East is being asked to #DoYourBit and think carefully before turning up.

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    Members of the public are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.

    The meeting will take place on Wednesday 30th September 2020 at 9.30am via Microsoft Teams.

    The Annual Report and Accounts 2019/20 will be presented by members of the Board of Directors.

    Copies of the annual report and full accounts are available from: Chief Executive’s Office, Trust Headquarters, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Sheriff Hill, Gateshead, NE9 6SX

  • We're looking for governors to join us and the election process starts on Monday 28th September 2020.

    This election is to be held for a number of vacancies across four of the Trust’s constituencies

    Why you should consider becoming a Governor?

    Being a Governor can be very rewarding and interesting.  Governors play a vital role in shaping the future direction of the Trust and the service provided to local communities.


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