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Covid measures remain in place to protect patients and staff

As Plan B restrictions are eased in England, NHS staff in Gateshead are reminding the public that infection control measures are still in place across healthcare settings to help protect both patients and staff.

NHS makes parking improvements in Gateshead

QE hospital

A project to improve the parking at two of Gateshead’s NHS sites will complete at the end of January – and the new system will make it easier and quicker for people to park at the Queen Elizabeth and Bensham Hospitals.

Give and Go service

Main entrance of QE hospital Gateshead

Launching from Monday (10 January), the Give and Go service will be operating at the main entrance of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital,  allowing friends/family to deliver essential belongings to patients while they are in our hospital.

Over 200 NHS staff sign up to the QE's regional pilot to help staff stop smoking

Stop smoking promotional image with instructions for NHS Staff


A QE-based team are leading a regional project to deliver stop smoking support to NHS colleagues across the North East and North Cumbria, having successfully won a bid from NHS England to deliver the programme.

Visitor restrictions in QE hospital

To help protect staff, patients and the local community from the spread of Covid-19, we are introducing visiting restrictions in the hospital&nb

Blaydon Urgent Treatment Centre is closed on Christmas Day

Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust logo


Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust would like to advise that Blaydon Urgent Treatment Centre will be closed on Christmas Day (Saturday 25th December), due to extreme staffing pressures. 

Visiting restrictions over Christmas

The Trust is conscious that Covid rate in the community is currently very high and continuing to rise rapidly. It goes without saying that the Trust must do all it can to keep its patients safe.

“QE staff are absolutely amazing” says Gateshead cancer patient

Peter Henderson

A Gateshead man, who is undergoing treatment for cancer at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital has praised NHS staff as "absolutely amazing" – and gave them recognition on national radio earlier this year.

Critical care reveals patient journey wall mural

This week, the critical care department at Gateshead Health NHS Trust revealed a wall mural for patients and their loved ones.

Cancer care in Gateshead praised by patients

Cancer nurse specialists

Cancer care at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead has been praised by patients in the latest national survey of cancer patients in England.

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