A day in the life of a Sepsis nurse

This week we joined Jane Flinn to take a look behind the scenes of the hospital in her role as clinical nurse lead for Sepsis.

Getting ready for winter

Our medical director Andrew Beeby is a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist who has worked at the hospital for 22 years. Here he explains why winter is such a challenge for the NHS and how we’re planning for it this year.

Focusing on continuous improvement

It might sound like a bit of a mouthful but Kaizen is actually a pretty simple concept and one that is really important in the future of the NHS.

The most common childhood difficulty you've never heard of

Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) is probably the most common difficulty that most of us have never heard of.   Yet it is much more common than autism, and it affects about 7% of the population – on average that’s approximately 2 children in every classroom.

How occupational therapy helps patients

Felicity Andrews

To celebrate Allied Health Professionals Day Felicity Andrews, an Occupational Therapist, tells us a bit about her role at QE Gateshead.

Tackling taboos with local children

Michelle Henderson

A nurse educator explains how the specialist palliative care team is breaking one of the last taboos of palliative illness.

Some advice for newly qualified nurses

Joining the NHS as a newly qualified nurse can be a scary time so here’s some advice from one of our senior nurses in Gateshead.

Thank you to our inspirational Great North Run team

John Maddison, group director of finance at QE Gateshead, thanks everyone who took part in the Great North Run this year to raise vital funds for the hospital.

Why organ donation matters

There are currently approximately 6,000 people on the organ transplant waiting list. Last year in the UK, 400 people died waiting for an organ transplant.

Communicating with you

Head of communications Ross Wigham talks about how his team supports the NHS in Gateshead by making sure people can access information about their local hospital.


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