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  • QE Gateshead has again been named one of the nation’s top hospitals by a healthcare intelligence group.

    Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust is one of the CHKS Top Hospitals for 2018, a prestigious award made after the analysis of data from all hospital trusts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Over 20 indicators of performance were analysed by healthcare improvement specialists CHKS.

  • MindED

    A consultant from QE Gateshead has contributed her expertise and helped to create a useful website for people dealing with mental health issues in older people.

    Anitha Howard, Consultant Psychiatrist in Old Age Psychiatry, has been working with the Royal College of Psychiatrists as an author and contributor to a website that is designed to help families who are worried about common mental health problems in older relatives, as well as older people themselves.

  • Has someone on our team gone the extra mile for you or really made your day? Has anyone been your shining star in hospital or out in the community?

    If so then why not let us know so we can say thank you as part of our Star Awards recognition scheme for NHS staff in Gateshead.

    We know that our staff can often make the key difference to your NHS experience and we want to reward some of our very own Gateshead Angels as part of our annual staff awards.

  • The QE welcomed a special guest last week, when former nurse Christine Maren, returned to the hospital after 38 years to have a tour of the new facilities and to see what’s changed. 

    Born and raised in Sheriff Hill, Gateshead, Christine started working at the QE in the early 70’s as a Cadet Nurse before graduating as a qualified nurse and worked on Ward C (now the Agile office). She worked there until 1980 before emigrating to Los Angeles, California where she now works as a Nursing Supervisor at West Hills Hospital and Medical Centre.

  • To celebrate the International Day of the Midwife 2018, QE Gateshead has organised a special event to bring together local families and midwives.

  • The hospital waiting times on our website have now been viewed more than 25,000 times since they went live last year.

    The real time updates for our urgent care services were added to the hospital website to help patients understand how long they may need to wait before being seen.

    A dedicated webpage now provides live information on waiting times for the public at both the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the Blaydon Urgent Treatment Centre, so users can see them in real time on smartphones and tablets.

  • Patients with a rare medical condition can receive life-saving treatment at the touch of a button thanks to a new device developed by scientists.   

    Researchers at Newcastle University have devised a way for patients and healthcare professionals to access web-based emergency clinical management information for Addison’s disease.

  • The team celebrating their award shortlist

    Congratulations to our Medicines Management team, who have been shortlisted in the 2018 Patient Safety Awards for their work in reducing the amount of omitted doses of medicines, due to medicines not being available.  

  • A specialist team at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead has won national recognition for its work to empower and support children living with diabetes.

    Gateshead Children and Young People’s Diabetes Service supports children who have Type 1 diabetes, as well as their parents or carers. The service has achieved an Investing in Children award to recognise its work to consult with and listen to the children in its care, as well as make improvements and changes to the service based on their feedback.

  • staff at cragside

    Patients at one of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s specialist units enjoyed a cinematic treat last week and were treated to a full movie-going experience on their ward.

    Staff on Cragside, an in-patient unit for older people with dementia, recreated the full cinema experience with a screening of Cliff Richard in Concert, followed by a showing of the musical Carousel.


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