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  • Congratulations to Stephanie Trewick in our Community Team who has been nominated by the public to receive a Healthwatch Star Award.

    Stephanie works in Occupational Therapy and was nominated for the award by a member of the public for being “a brilliant, thoughtful and diligent Occupational Therapist.”

  • You may have seen recent stories in the media about the challenges being faced by the whole of the NHS, but particularly focusing on ambulance crews gaining access to A&E units.

    People are rightly concerned about the length of time patients have to wait before getting access to A&E or being temporarily diverted to other emergency departments because of winter pressures.

  • A local action man is well on the road to recovery and has taken up the activities he loves again, despite having a total hip replacement just months ago – thanks to both his determination and the care and dedication of QE Gateshead staff.

  • The NHS in the North East and North Cumbria is asking people to think carefully and consider which health service to use.

    After a busy festive period, ailments arising from cold weather and flu as well as cases of the winter bug, norovirus, mean demand on NHS services is heightened.

  • QE nurse Lynne Shaw has been awarded the Good Nurse Award in the prestigious North East Care Awards.

    Working within the Community Services Team, Lynne Shaw is a Nurse Consultant for Older People within Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust. She works across a range of care settings, including supporting patients receiving intermediate care at Eastwood Promoting Independence Centre, run by Gateshead Council in Felling. 

  • New figures reveal the shocking toll smoking causes on health and the NHS, with 104 patients admitted every day and over 38,000 a year to North East hospitals as a result of smoking-related illnesses.

    It comes as Public Health England (PHE) releases a new TV advert highlighting the dangers of tar in cigarettes. The latest campaign shows how poisons from tar in cigarettes enter the bloodstream, spreading to every part of the body within seconds and causing damage to all major organs.

  • Like many NHS hospitals up and down the country, we are continuing to face pressures on our services over the winter period and we are working hard to manage the demands we are currently facing.

  • As flu arrives with a vengeance, the NHS in the North East and North Cumbria is appealing to people with flu-like symptoms to stay away from hospitals in the region.

    Emergency departments and 999 services across the North East and North Cumbria are already extremely busy with the colder weather affecting people with long-term health conditions and the over 65s in particular.


    It's been another exciting year at QE Gateshead with lots of new developments and interesting stories from across our hospital and community services.

    As the year comes to an end we've created a new video highlighting some of the key news from the NHS in Gateshead over the past 12 months. From official openings to national awards for some of our services it's been a really busy year and these are just some of the news stories from 2017.

  • A new organisation, set up by Sir Tom Hughes-Hallett, to accelerate improvements in the involvement of volunteers in the NHS is coming to Gateshead.

    Backed by many healthcare and voluntary sector leaders, HelpForce wants to double the number of volunteers working in the NHS by 2021 so that more patients and NHS staff can benefit from their time, help and care.

    Gateshead is one of the 12 Acute NHS Hospital Trusts working with HelpForce to develop new volunteer roles and create a best practice model for volunteering in hospitals and other patient settings.


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