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On the road with a Student District Nurse

This week Gateshead nurse Joanne Graham talks about a typical day in her working life and the important role district nursing plays in the local health and care system

We're recruiting in elderly care

Are you passionate about elderly care? Do you have what it takes to join our dynamic and compassionate team?

Making a difference in elderly care

Laura Richardson, a trainee nursing associate at QE Gateshead, talks about her role on an elderly care ward and offers some advice to people seeing dementia in loved ones for the first time.

End of an era for inspirational nurse after 40 years

The QE Gateshead is a very different place to where Sue Blackburn started her first shift as a student nurse 40 years ago. In this new blog she tells us about her career.

Working to get you home

In Gateshead, we want our patients to not only receive the best care while they are with us – but to also receive the best service when it comes to safely returning them to their home or a home care setting where they can continue their recovery or treatment.

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.

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