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Demand for emergency care grows

 A new infographic shows how the number of people coming to the Emergency Care Centre (ECC) for treatment is growing every year, with more people needing to be admitted to hospital.

Afternoon tea goes down a treat with patients in Gateshead

From super-charged smoothies to afternoon teas and chocolate fountains – staff are serving up some special treats for patients in Gateshead.

Gateshead appoints new chief executive

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Mrs Yvonne Ormston MBE as its new chief executive.

Gateshead Scores Highly for Care of Hip Fracture Patients

Improvements in care for hip fracture patients in Gateshead are helping to save lives.

Help us end PJ paralysis

Did you know that having patients in their day clothes while in hospital, rather than in pyjamas or gowns, enhances dignity, improves experience and in many cases shortens their lengt

Emergency Medicine Team launch Pain Passport

Kids in Gateshead are using a new and interactive way of telling medical teams how much pain they are experiencing after the hospital launched a special pain passport for youngsters.

Patients have their finger on the pulse at QE Gateshead

 

Patients at QE Gateshead learned how to carry out a simple and potentially life-saving test that can check if they are at higher risk of a stroke.

Cragside launch Carer's Hub

Cragside Court hosted a special Time to Talk and Carer’s Hub in the newly refurbished family hub on the 7th February, in honour of Time to Talk day.

Young penpals bring cheer to patients with dementia in Cragside Court

Cherished memories flooded back to patients in Cragside Court when they received a special delivery of handwritten letters from their new friends at Washingwell Primary School.

New Mums Praise Maternity Care in Gateshead

Maternity care in Gateshead has been praised by new mums in a report published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). 

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