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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  • 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.

  • A warm QE welcome to all of our new doctors.

    Every August trusts across the country welcome new recruits, while the previous year’s intake head off on the next step in their careers.

    The QE’s new cohort of junior doctors started last week and attended a welcome event, which was opened by our Chief Executive, Yvonne Ormston MBE. This provides a detailed induction for the trainees, and provides them with on-going support in their new role.

    We hope you enjoy your time working with us and well done in Finding Your Place.

  • A new video has been launched today by Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust to showcase how a ward accreditation scheme aims to promote safer patient care.

    Ward accreditation schemes are designed to improve the quality of patient care on wards and departments by motivating staff and sharing best practice between areas. 

  • Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust have digitised and standardised patient records in Community Mental Services. The EMIS system allows clinicians to access patient notes while working in the community. It was launched in partnership between the Trust, Community Mental Health Services and all 36 GP practices within the Gateshead area.

  • Digital whiteboards help to save 5000 hours of qualified nursing time at Gateshead Health NHS Trust

    Gateshead introduced digital whiteboards across their Trust in early 2017 as a way of improving patient safety and care as part of their digital transformation project. Since then they haven’t looked back.


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