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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.

Meet A Newly Qualified A&E Nurse

Meet Kayleigh Atkinson, a recently qualified A&E nurse. She explains how she settled into her new career with the help of last year’s welcome event and what advice she would give to newly qualified nurses joining us in March.

Helping patients get back on their feet

British Red Cross and patient

Amyleigh Jones is the service coordinator for the British Red Cross' Home from Hospital service in Gateshead.The British Red Cross provides short-term support, by getting people home and helping them to get back on their feet after a stay in hospital.

Chaplain has best read blog of the year

Well done to one of our Chaplains Joan Robinson who had the best read blog post on our website during 2019.

Supporting patients in the community

This week we chat with district nurse Phoebe Fiddler and community nurse Karen McCoy to learn more about their roles in the Gateshead East locality team.

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