Stoptober - Trust pledges to be a smoke-free site

October means Stoptober, and as the Trust continues work towards its pledge of becoming a smoke-free site, we’re using the month-long event to encourage staff to make use of tthe support available to them and stop smoking.

Help do your bit for local NHS

NHS teams across the region are calling on everyone to help #DoYourBit as hospitals, GPs and paramedics try to manage another surge of pressure on vital services.

“I got the best care” – new maternity service providing personalised care

A new maternity service for women in Gateshead is providing more personalised care for mothers-to-be – and has been praised by patients.

Boost for diagnostic testing across region

Blaydon Primary Care Centre

Patients across the North East and North Cumbria will benefit from earlier diagnostic tests as it gets a share of a £350m investment across England announced by the Government and NHS on Friday 1 October.

New operations director for clinical support and screening services appointed

Mike Graham

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Mike Graham as the new director of operations for clinical support and screening. He replaces Chris Charlton who retired on October 5th, following 40 years’ service at Gateshead.

Gateshead NHS scientist retires after 40 years of service

Chris Charlton

A well-respected NHS scientist is retiring today – exactly 40 years since he started his career with Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.

“My experience was flawless” – former covid patient thanks QE staff

A former covid patient who was nursed back to health at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead has thanked staff for their "flawless" care.

Camera equipment donated to QE for bereaved parents

The Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) here at Gateshead has welcomed a generous donation from a charity, made up of equipment that will help bereaved parents cherish memories of their children.

Gateshead nurses get double nod in national awards

The hospice at home team with Marceline

The NHS in Gateshead is celebrating a double achievement – with its nurses up for two awards in the most prestigious national awards.

Election for the council of Governors 2021

collage of staff photos

The Election Nominations Process for the Trust's council of governors is now open from Friday 17th September 2021.

This election is to be held for a number of vacancies across five of the Trust’s constituencies


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