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  • stroke team

    A new £1m state-of-the-art rehabilitation unit in Gateshead has been specially designed with the needs of patients in mind – and is starting its vital work to boost the chances of recovery for stroke patients.

    The cutting-edge Jubilee Acute Stroke Rehabilitation Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead has been specifically designed for the types of patients the hospital sees, and will provide active rehabilitation for people who have had a stroke.

  • Here at Gateshead NHS, the Endoscopy team has received the stamp of approval from a national body for demonstrating outstanding care for our patients.

    The endoscopy department carries out procedures that look at the inside of the body using a tube with a small camera on the end.

    During the pandemic, the unit continued appointments under strict guidance and carried out over 7000 procedures.

  • older persons community mental health team

    One of Gateshead’s community mental health teams has won praise from its patients – and has received the official stamp of approval from a UK body.

    The Older Persons’ Community Mental Health service, which is part of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, provides specialist care, intervention and treatment to older people with mental health problems.

  • Podcast series launch

    We’re pleased to announce that we have launched a new podcast series to support our cancer patients as we navigate through the ‘new normal’ brought about by the global pandemic.

    Listen to the cancer podcasts


    Over the past week, colleagues throughout Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust have responded fantastically to a call to sign wellbeing pledges and help mark Mental Health Awareness Week.

    Acting as personal commitments towards better individual wellbeing, most pledges made contain dedications to take actions that will help tackle physical, professional, financial and mental concerns.

  • smile graphic

    A local NHS charity is hoping that an art competition to make children smile will help support improvements to the children’s unit at the QE Hospital in Gateshead.

    QE Charitable Funds, the charity arm of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, is launching the Smile campaign, which aims to raise money to make the children’s unit more comfortable for its patients with an exciting artwork competition.

  • Anthony Robson, managing director of QE Facilities Ltd

    QE Facilities Ltd (QEF) has appointed Anthony Robson, who has over 30 years’ experience, as the new managing director.

  • A graphic of 5k May

    Would you like to get fit and have fun in May, while supporting our hospital’s charity?

    Sign up for 5k May! You can walk, run, cycle, skip, jump, roll – any activity you like, as long as you cover 5km during May. You can take part on your own or as a group and then nominate 5 friends or family members to complete their own 5km challenge.

  • Nurse Fior Sayer at the coast

    A selfless QE nurse went out of her way to support the mental health and wellbeing of her colleagues – and ran more than a marathon in one day to raise money for outdoor activities for staff.

    Staff nurse Fior Sayer, who works in the emergency assessment and short stay units, saw the toll that working during a pandemic had taken on her fellow healthcare workers – and decided to do something about it.

    She raised money to fund a series of wellbeing days, where nurses and doctors from those departments could unwind and get away from the pressures of COVID.

  • Health leaders across the North East and North Cumbria are urging the public to stay safe and act sensibly as restrictions continue to ease as part of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

    The region’s NHS is appealing to the public - ahead of the May bank holidays - to look after their health and remember to follow the rules as they start to mix and socialise outdoors.


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