Updated visitor restrictions

We have now taken the decision to suspend all visiting to the hospital until further notice to help protect patients, staff and families from Covid-19.

The only exceptions will be:

Open Letter From Chief Executive, Yvonne Ormston

Across the NHS we’re currently facing a profound and unprecedented challenge in dealing with the current global pandemic.

COVID19 Maternity Update

Coronavirus / COVID 19 update

Region’s NHS steps up plans to tackle Coronavirus

Health chiefs in the North East are today announcing that they are now suspending non-urgent patient transport services to hospitals and clinics and starting to postpone non-urgent planned operations and outpatient appointments to ensure the NHS is as prepared as possible for C

Great North Care Record

Gateshead Health is a part of the Great North Care Record. This means we make information we record about you available electronically on the Great North Care Record.

Temporary changes to maternity care

New parents with midwife

In 2020 we are planning some significant upgrades to our maternity unit at QE Gateshead.  The first phase of upgrades, which includes improving our water birth facilities and delivery rooms, and building a new obstetric theatre, will begin this week.

Coronavirus update


Patient observations get smart

Clinical staff in Gateshead are now using new smart devices to monitor patients, after the hospital introduced a state-of the-art electronic observation system.

Welcome New Nurses

The latest nurse welcome event in Gateshead had some special little helpers to promote NHS careers and assist new starters get settled in.

Opening party for new Woodside unit

A leading dementia unit for younger people has had a major refurbishment after moving to a new home in Gateshead.


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