Project Wingman flies to Bensham

The team at project wingman with staff

A volunteer-run project to support NHS workers is taking off and due to land at Bensham Hospital, Gateshead from Monday 6th July.

We're helping connect patients and loved ones

A patient Abraham Adler

A delivery of technology has helped some of the most ill patients at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital to keep in touch with their loved ones – and it’s proving to be a huge boost for patients.

Act responsibly to protect NHS, warn health chiefs

Image of healthcare staff helping someone

The NHS across the North East and North Cumbria is encouraging people to enjoy themselves responsibly as bars and pubs reopen on Saturday 4 July for the first time in three months.

Updated advice regarding pregnancy care

QE logo

We understand that the Covid-19 pandemic has been a very worrying time for pregnant women and we thank you for your patience and understanding regarding service changes that have affected your pregnancy care. 

Great North Run Solo


We’re supporting the Great North Run Solo, a virtual running challenge set up following the cancellation of the Great North Run to keep people moving and motivated.

Face coverings in the hospital

Face covering information

From Monday 15th June 2020 you will need to wear a face covering when you come to hospital as a visitor or outpatient.

Covid-19 update for QE Gateshead

Visiting restrictions

To help protect staff, patients and the local community from the spread of Covid-19 the hospital is continuing with the current visitor restrictions put in place at the start of the pandemic.

Gateshead man on the mend after month-long COVID battle

A Gateshead man is on the road to recovery after spending more than a month in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital fighting COVID-19.

Footballer scores £10k for QE charity

Danny Graham

Blackburn Rovers footballer Danny Graham has thanked everyone who supported his amazing fundraising drive for the NHS in Gateshead – allowing him to donate more than £10,000 to the QE’s charity.

Gateshead staff are flying high with first class treatment

Project wingman staff

Hardworking NHS staff in Gateshead will be able to relax and enjoy a first class airport lounge experience, courtesy of some kind volunteers from the airline industry.


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