As a busy acute NHS Trust, there's always something happening at Gateshead. We think of ourselves as very open, and if you are a media organisation with a question about any of our services please don't hesitate to contact us using the details below. We will always try our hardest to accommodate your requests. You'll also find in this section our latest press releases which are available to use for publication, as well as images.

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  • NHS leaders across the North East and North Cumbria are encouraging people to get involved in a series of engagement roadshows set to take place over the autumn.

  • A Gateshead hospital is celebrating after being recognised as a top provider of clinical data, which helps support improvements in patient safety and standards of care.

    The surgery centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital has been named as a Quality Data Provider by the National Joint Registry (NJR) after successfully completing a national programme of data audits.

  • Are you interested in joining the Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust volunteers team?

    Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust is hosting a drop-in session on Tuesday October 1 in a bid to expand its growing team of volunteers.

    Whether you are seeking career experience or simply want to give back to the community - there is a wide variety of ways in which you can help to complement and enhance the work of our staff and improve patient experiece.

  • The unit here at the QE sees around 1,800 births each year, while the community midwifery teams provide care for more than 2,350 women.

    We are proud that our maternity services are rated among the very best in the country by the official healthcare regulator the Care Quality Commission (CQC) - but we are always looking to improve the way we deliver care to women and their families and would love to hear your feedback.

    What was good? What was not good? How we could make our service better?

  • Patients coming to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead for a joint replacement can now find helpful advice and information about their surgery whenever and wherever they choose.

    Two new videos are available on YouTube, which are designed to give patients more time and choice on how they prepare themselves for their joint replacement surgery.

  • This year’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 25th September 2019 in the Lecture Theatre at the Education Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hospital at 9.30 am.

    Open to all members of the public and staff, this meeting provides an excellent opportunity for you to hear about the Trust’s key achievements during 2018/19, our plans for the future, and for questions and discussion.

    Please let us know if you are planning to attend either by email to or by calling 0191 4453712.


    We are delighted to announce that the Digital Healthcare Gateshead Team has been shortlisted for Digitising Patient Services Initiative at this year’s HSJ Awards, recognising their outstanding contribution to healthcare.

  • The services we provide to the public have today been officially rated as good with outstanding care by the national healthcare regulator.

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published a comprehensive report into the services provided by our NHS Trust and given us an overall rating of ‘Good’, with improvements noted in every area.

    While Gateshead retained the current overall rating from the last inspection four years ago, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital is now Outstanding, improving from its previous rating of Good.

  • Our newest nursing recruits got a warm welcome to Gateshead this week at another special event to help them settle in before they officially start work.

    The welcome event was designed to help new nurses who are poised to join the organisation get to know a little bit more about Gateshead, hear from staff who already work here and understand a more about what makes us tick.


    Now, more than ever before, health and care services need to work together to deliver the right care, at the right time and in the best place.

    The NHS Long Term Plan, makes it clear that integrated care systems (ICS) have a central role in bringing together local organisations, to redesign care and improve health.


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