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    Continuing the ‘Share your story’ series aimed at increasing and encouraging the discussion of mental health within the Trust, we this week welcome senior sister Michelle Lewins.

  • Huge thanks to local girl Grace Ramm, who challenged herself to run at least two miles every day in March to raise money for the Breast Screening department here at QE Gateshead.

    Staff at the QE helped her mum, Hayley recover from breast cancer in 2019 and her daughter Grace wanted to say thank you by raising £1,000 through QE Charitable funds, the hospital’s charity

  • NHS staff across Gateshead are celebrating the achievement of providing the COVID vaccine to the borough’s vital health and social care workforce.

    The Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s COVID vaccination hub opened just before Christmas 2020 – and has since worked at a rapid pace to give health and social care staff their vaccinations, alongside five GP-led centres across the borough. They have given two vaccine doses to nearly 10,000 health and social care workers across Gateshead. This includes more than 4,500 of the Trust’s own staff.


    Today marks the launch of the Trust’s ‘Share your story’ campaign, an initiative aimed at increasing and normalising discussion of mental health in the workplace. 

    During the campaign, volunteers from across our teams will voluntarily share their experiences with wider the workforce through a series of items distributed through internal challenges.

  • The Trust is marking the one-year anniversary of its on-site testing unit – and is thanking all of the staff from across the organisation who have helped keep our services running.

    The Patient Covid Assessment Service (PCAS) was set up at the start of the pandemic to carry out COVID tests on staff and their bubbles, as well as patients. It now operates a 7-day service, with a drive-through testing area.

  • To help protect staff, patients and the local community from the spread of Covid-19, we are introducing visiting restrictions in the hospital from Tuesday 4 January.

    Visiting at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Gateshead is being temporarily stopped from Tuesday 4 January 2022 due to the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in the local community.

  • radiology team out on their runs

    The Trust’s radiology team are celebrating after successfully completing the Great Run Solo – and raising vital funds for the hospital’s charity.

    Great Run Solo is a virtual running challenge, designed to help keep runners on track until the next Great North Run is organised.

    The radiography team completed it as a group in February and raised more than £1500 for QE Charitable Funds. Now Katie Kiely, radiographer, is encouraging other people to give it a go.

  • Critical care team with Emily

    Caring staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead gave a huge send off to one of their patients yesterday – after she battled COVID-19 in the critical care ward for more than four months.

    Emily Billingham, 74, from Leam Lane was brought to the critical care ward, which looks after the most poorly patients, on 5th November 2020 – under their expert care she was looked after and nursed back to health by dedicated staff for 127 days.

  • Yvonne Ormston

    Trust chief executive Yvonne Ormston MBE has been included in an annual list of the NHS’s top leaders, published today by HSJ, the journal for the healthcare sector.

    Yvonne, who is chief executive of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, is named as one of the top 50 chief executives in the NHS.

    The list is judged on 3 main criteria, namely the personal example set by the chief executive, the performance of the organisation they lead and the contribution the chief executive has made to the wider health and social care system.

  • Gateshead’s NHS Trust has been recommended by its staff as a great place to work - and they've ranked it among the top 25 acute and community Trusts in the country, according to the latest survey results.

    The NHS Staff Survey is an annual survey, completed by all NHS trusts in England. It provides a detailed insight into how staff feel about their wellbeing, levels of engagement and motivation, equality, diversity and inclusion, safety and quality of care.


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