Patients are in safe hands with the Falls Rapid Response Team

Around one in three adults over the age of 65 will have at least one fall a year and about half of these will have more than one fall in the same 12 month period.

A chat with a digital midwife

A national network of ‘digital midwives’ is helping to harness the power of technology to improve maternity care.

Chief Executive blog: Welcome Yvonne

Our new chief executive Yvonne Ormston MBE reflects on her first week in the job and talks about the warm welcome she has received from staff and partners.

Former Patient Brings Comfort to Patients in Critical Care

Three and a half years ago, Mel Ainsley was fighting for his life in critical care after contracting meningococcal septicaemia.

Notes from the nurses' conference

Laura Edgar

Every year nurses and midwives from Gateshead come together at our annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference.

Occupational therapy Q&A

We met Gateshead occupational therapist (OT) Felicity Andrews to talk more about her role in the NHS and how it fits into the wider health and care system

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.


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