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Occupational Therapy Week

Occupational Therapy (OT) Week is the 2nd to the 8th November. The campaign this year is #ChooseOT, the campaign aims to inspire people from all backgrounds to choose OT as a career. The theme is securing the future workforce and increasing diversity within the profession.

Baby Loss Awareness Week 2020

This week was #BLAW2020 where we supported those who have sadly lost their babies. Here at QE maternity we are extremely passionate about supporting families following the unimaginable death of their baby at any stage of their pregnancy, birth or soon after.

QE Pride Week 2020

Pride 2020 – What an amazing achievement! We were all #QEPride virgins but 2020 will be remembered by most as the year we were hit with the most devastating global pandemic in over 100 years.  However, despite this – and perhaps even because of this – 2020 will also s

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.

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