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  • A mental health unit for older patients with dementia is set to offer a wide range of benefits for patients after a £750,000 make over.

    The significant investment in the Cragside Court unit at the hospital provides a wide range of improvements for patients and enables staff to offer much better care in a modern, safe and therapeutic environment.


    Gateshead Care Partnership, which brings together the NHS, council and local GPs, was presented with a prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) Award last night.

    The partnership was presented with the award for Improved Partnerships between Health and Local Government in recognition of how they have streamlined health and social care services for the people of Gateshead.


    A mental health unit for older patients with dementia has now reopened following a £750,000 redevelopment.

    The significant investment in the Cragside Court unit at the hospital provides a wide range of improvements for patients and enables staff to offer much better care in a modern, safe and therapeutic environment.

    Staff, governors and the deputy Mayor of Gateshead Councillor Rachel Mullen attended a preview opening of the unit on Friday before patients moved back in.

  • Help us help you logo

    People in the North East are being urged to choose health services wisely this winter to ensure emergency services are kept for those most in need.

    The call comes as a number of hospitals in the region are seeing an increase in attendances as winter begins to take hold.

    People are being reminded that emergency departments and 999 should only be used if a patient is seriously unwell or is in need of critical or life-saving care.

  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead has hosted its busiest ever open day, with over 200 people turning out to learn more about their local hospital.

    The open day aimed to provide members of the public with a first-hand account of how the hospital treats thousands of patients every year, with staff from across the hospital on hand to chat with visitors over tea and a scone while showcasing their services and skills.

  • Cancer team

    Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust continues to perform above the national average for the care staff provides for cancer patients.

     The latest National Cancer Patient Experience Survey results show that patients gave the trust an average rating of 9.1 out of 10 for the care they receive, higher than the national average of 8.8.

  • Expecting mums in Gateshead can now access their maternity medical notes online thanks to an innovative new app.

    The BadgerNet Maternity Notes app allows women real-time access to their maternity records using their smartphone, PC or tablet.

    The information is generated from the hospital’s maternity system using details entered by a midwife or other health professional. This includes blood test results, reminders about appointments and information on antenatal classes.

  • Dedicated NHS staff at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust were recognised for the difference they have made to patients’ lives over the last year at the hospital’s annual Star Awards.

    Winners were announced in 12 categories celebrating commitment, innovation and excellence in patient care.

    This year’s winner of the special QE Gateshead Angel Award, nominated by members of the public, was housekeeper, Tracey Dellow.

  • A local hospital is celebrating a significant landmark in the fight against infection after recording more than 1,000 days free from MRSA.

    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead reached this important milestone thanks a wide range of preventative measures and ongoing vigilance by NHS staff.

    The Trust has now successfully reported zero Meticillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) blood stream infections (BSI) for 1,000 days and continues as one of the highest performing trusts on blood stream infections in the North East.

  • Two nurses

    The latest group of newly qualified nurses got a warm welcome to Gateshead after being paired up with their own personal guardian to help them settle into hospital life.

    To help celebrate their graduation to fully qualified nurses they enjoyed a specially designed cake, were presented with a nursing survival pack and got to meet their dedicated guardian who will help support them over the next 12 months.


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