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  • Our newest nursing recruits got a warm welcome to Gateshead this week at another special event to help them settle in before they officially start work.

    The welcome event was designed to help new nurses who are poised to join the organisation get to know a little bit more about Gateshead, hear from staff who already work here and understand a more about what makes us tick.


    Now, more than ever before, health and care services need to work together to deliver the right care, at the right time and in the best place.

    The NHS Long Term Plan, makes it clear that integrated care systems (ICS) have a central role in bringing together local organisations, to redesign care and improve health.

  • A warm QE welcome to all of our new doctors.

    Every August trusts across the country welcome new recruits, while the previous year’s intake head off on the next step in their careers.

    The QE’s new cohort of junior doctors started last week and attended a welcome event, which was opened by our Chief Executive, Yvonne Ormston MBE. This provides a detailed induction for the trainees, and provides them with on-going support in their new role.

    We hope you enjoy your time working with us and well done in Finding Your Place.

  • A new video has been launched today by Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust to showcase how a ward accreditation scheme aims to promote safer patient care.

    Ward accreditation schemes are designed to improve the quality of patient care on wards and departments by motivating staff and sharing best practice between areas. 

  • Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust have digitised and standardised patient records in Community Mental Services. The EMIS system allows clinicians to access patient notes while working in the community. It was launched in partnership between the Trust, Community Mental Health Services and all 36 GP practices within the Gateshead area.

  • Digital whiteboards help to save 5000 hours of qualified nursing time at Gateshead Health NHS Trust

    Gateshead introduced digital whiteboards across their Trust in early 2017 as a way of improving patient safety and care as part of their digital transformation project. Since then they haven’t looked back.

  • More than 100 pupils from a local school attended a special event at the hopsital this month, aimed at educating them on the diverse range of jobs available.

    The Workforce Development team hosted the pupils from Kingsmeadow Comprehensive School in Dunston, Gateshead. The Year 10 students were given bitesize taster sessions of a few areas of work within the NHS, including maternity, the medical sSimulation centre, Nutrition and Dietetics, apprenticeships, and resuscitation.

  • Patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead are the first in the UK to undergo pioneering breast cancer surgery.

    Around 700 women with breast cancer from Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland, and Durham, are diagnosed and treated every year at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust’s state-of-the-art breast unit.

  • A ground-breaking £985,000 cancer research and treatment project, funded by the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation aims to reverse the region's high incidence and low survival rates of bowel cancer (also called colorectal cancer).

    The Colorectal Cancer Screening Prevention Endoscopy and Early Diagnosis project, or COLO-SPEED, will see 17 regional NHS endoscopy units - from Whitehaven to Sunderland, and Northallerton to Cramlington (full list below) - recruiting up to 5,000 patients a year to help speed up research into the disease.

  • Patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead have praised the care they received in a high-profile feedback survey.

    The research carried out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found that patients overall rated their experience at the hospital as 8.4 out of 10. The new figures also showed that Gateshead scored higher than average in two key areas: 


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