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  • Over the last 18 months, 350 of our Community staff have been enabled to deliver high-quality, seamless, connected care with our new mobile working system, EMIS Mobile.

    The new system shares information in real time and allows community healthcare professionals to view and update the same electronic patient records as their community colleagues, and some staff can also see also see the live records from primary care.  This electronic system means they can:

  • Chrissy Rouse on winners podium

    A local superbike supremo is back on his bike and has zoomed his way to be crowned national champion – just months after having major surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

    Chrissy Rouse, from Newcastle, is a successful superbike rider who has ridden competitively since he was a teenager. Last year, he had a motorcycle accident in Spain, which left him with a shoulder injury.

    This injury led him to seek treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead, where he was admitted for emergency surgery.

  • Following the success of the Project Wingman, 22 members of the crew have landed new jobs at QE Gateshead.

    The furloughed airline crew have been volunteering since April 2020, offering refreshments and a first class lounge as a safe place to unwind. As well as continuing to support staff, they are now assisting with the largest vaccination programme in British history.

  • Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust has successfully connected to the Great North Care Record and begun to make patient information available to frontline staff who are directly involved in a patient’s care.


  • "So impressed with positive spirit" - Gateshead's NHS celebrates vaccine success

    NHS leaders in Gateshead have praised the positive spirit of local people as the borough's vaccine effort moves on to a new stage. The programme, which started in December, has now reached more than 45,000 people, with everyone in the first four priority groups having been contacted to receive their first dose.

  • Vaccinator Joanne giving a jab

    Gateshead has reached the key milestone of offering the Covid-19 vaccine to all health and social care workers in the borough, and has vaccinated more than 9,000 workers, including over 4,000 hospital employees.

    The drive to protect health and social care staff with their first dose has moved at a rapid pace thanks to five GP-led centres and a vaccine hub at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

  • Jacky Forster world war 2 veteran

    World War Two veteran and former prisoner of war Jacky Forster was among the first patients to get their jab as Gateshead’s Covid-19 vaccine programme for housebound people got underway this week.

    Bensham-born Jacky, 100, received his first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at his home in Sheriff Hill, Gateshead, as teams of community nurses began the housebound programme locally.

    Jacky is the last surviving member of the 9th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, known as ‘the Gateshead Gurkhas’.

  • Staff and volunteers at Blaydon Health Centre, one of five local vaccine sites led by local GP practices

    NHS and council leaders in Gateshead have hailed the ‘amazing’ efforts of local vaccine teams after giving 33,000 vaccinations by the end of January.

    “The team effort to deliver the vaccines has been truly amazing,” said Dr Mark Dornan, a Gateshead GP and assistant clinical chair at NHS Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). “In just a few weeks, we have provided first doses to thousands of people in care homes, almost everyone over the age of 80 and many more among our most vulnerable patients.

  • This week is cervical screening awareness week and we are here to remind you all of the importance to attend for your cervical screening at your GP practice or sexual health centre. 

    Around 2,600 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer in England each year, and around 690 women die from the disease, which equates to 2 deaths every day. It is estimated that if everyone attended screening regularly, 83% of cervical cancer cases could be prevented.

  • The governors are working with the Trust on your behalf. They represent your interests.  You can help them carry out their role effectively by giving them your views.  Tell them how you think services could be improved.  Pass on the ideas and suggestions you feel would enhance patient care or the working lives of staff.  Let them know what you think your hospital should offer.

    What governors do?

    The role of your governor includes:


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