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Stepping up to the COVID frontline

Sophie Graham

Just 18 months ago, mum-of-two Sophie Graham quit her retail job of nine years to realise a lifelong dream of becoming a nurse.

How Dietitians are helping patients on intensive care

Lisa a dietitian at QE Gateshead

To mark national Dietitian Week we’ve been talking to Lisa Ferris who has been working on the Intensive Care Unit in Gateshead during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Meet Dawn Orr, Nurse Consultant in Palliative Care

Meet Dawn Orr, Macmillan Palliative Care Nurse Consultant at our St Bedes Unit at QE Gateshead. She explains her job role within Palliative Care and the difference she’s made to patients and their families as we celebrate the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

Six tips for our new nurses

Our lead nurse for recruitment Vicky Jobson offers some tips for the new and aspirant nurses who are joining the NHS early to help with the battle against Covid-19

Pet Therapy Dog Visits Ward 4

This week, patients on Ward 4 enjoyed a special visit from a familiar furry friend, Sammy the Cocker Spaniel!

Sammy is a WCS Registered Pet Therapy Dog in the North East who visits hospitals, hospices and schools to help put smiles on people’s faces.

Meet Karen Stewart, Delivery Suite Coordinator, Maternity.

Meet Karen Stewart, Delivery Suite Co-Ordinator at our Maternity unit here at QE Gateshead. Karen explains the importance of planning, communicating and how she deals with high risk pregnancies.

Meet Lucy McQueen, an Older Person’s Mental Health Nurse

Meet Lucy McQueen, an older person’s mental health nurse on our Sunniside unit at QE Gateshead. She explains her job role within Mental Health and the difference she’s made to patients as we celebrate the Year of the Nurse and Midwife.

A day in the life of a critical care nurse

This week we joined nurse Zoe Taylor to find out more about her role on the critical care department.

Critical care is made of the intensive care and high dependency units, seeing some of the most poorly patients at the hopsital.

National Apprentice Week - Meet Jack Lawrence

As National Apprentice Week draws to a close, we look at the success from one our previous Business Administration Apprentices who started with the Trust back in September 2015.

An insight into the life of a Trauma & Orthopaedics Nurse

Victoria Pye, Ward Manager in Trauma and Orthopaedics explains the challenges and rewards and highlights as a nurse on the ward. In 2019 Ward 14a were rated in the 3 best performing units in the country in relation to hip fracture care.

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