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  • With temperatures set to drop further, the NHS in North Cumbria and the North East is encouraging all those at risk of falls to take extra care.

    Around one in three adults over 65 who live at home will have at least one fall a year, and about half of these will have more frequent falls. As temperatures plummet, health bosses expect an increasing number of people to be affected and require urgent care.


    A communications campaign designed to help people recognise NHS staff who have gone the extra mile for their patients has won a national award.

    The Gateshead Angels campaign has run over the past two years and enabled patients to share their own stories of excellent care at the hospital, making sure the staff who helped them got some much-needed public recognition.

  • As NHS services come under increasing pressure staff at QE Gateshead are reminding the public to think carefully about using the right service for their needs this winter.

    NHS organisations across the North East and North Cumbria are reminding patients to think ahead if they need health care advice or services in the run up to Christmas.

    A&E departments and the ambulance service are for the most serious illnesses and people with non-emergency health issues should visit a local pharmacy, make a GP appointment or call 111.

  • Following on from the move to a different part of the hospital in June of this year, the Discharge Hospitality Lounge has made some significant improvements over the course of the last few months, which has helped improve patient experience, patient flow and response times.

  • People in the North East will now be able to see a GP in the evening, over the weekend and over bank holidays.

    The scheme, which is funded by NHS England’s GP Forward View, will benefit and offer flexibility to more than 2.7 million people. And regardless of which GP people see, they will have access to their medical notes.

    GP practices are working together to be able to offer this service. Information on which GP practices are offering improved access and where this service will be located can be found on some GP practice websites.

  • Are you a parent or parent-to-be? Do you care about maternity services for the future? 

    An exciting opportunity has arisen to recruit two lay representatives to increase patient and public voice (PPV) in the work of the Maternity Clinical Network and Local Maternity Systems across Northern England 

    The Opportunity:

  • Gateshead walk in centre team

    Blaydon Urgent Treatment Centre is the walk in centre for Gateshead and the surrounding areas. 

    Here are 10 things you need to know about Blaydon Urgent Care Centre:

    1. Blaydon Urgent Treatment Centre is a walk in centre for Gateshead, based on Shibdon Road in Blaydon.

  • Our Gateshead Angels campaign that has run over the past two years has been shortlisted for a national communications award.

    Gateshead has been shortlisted in the best internal communications category for the awards, which recognise the most successful work from across the public sector.

    The awards had more than 400 entries, so it's fantastic to see Gateshead among the best performing trusts once again. You can read more about the campaign here.

  • Self Care Week is an annual awareness week that focuses on establishing support for self care across communities, families and generations.

  • Visitors could chat with staff over tea and a scone

    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead has hosted its busiest ever open day, with over 150 people turning out to learn more about one of the North East’s major hospitals.

    The afternoon tea open day event aimed to provide members of the public a first-hand account of how the hospital treats thousands of patients every year, with staff from across the hospital on hand to chat with visitors over tea and a scone while showcasing their services and skills.


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