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  • Bishop opens new purpose designed palliative care unit in Gateshead

    A NEW purpose designed unit offering palliative care for patients in Gateshead was officially opened yesterday.

    St Bede’s Palliative Care Unit, now based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead, was opened by The Right Reverend Mark Watts Bryant, Bishop of Jarrow yesterday afternoon.

  • PATIENTS at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead have rated their experience of cancer services amongst the best in the country in a recent survey.

    The 2011/12 National Cancer Patient Experience Survey questioned patients from all 160 acute hospital NHS Trusts across the country that provide cancer services, and Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust came fifth overall.


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