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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.

What you need to know about older people and depression

Depression can affect older people differently from younger people but it can be treated. Depression can also be common in patients who are admitted to hospital for a physical reason. 

Introducing a calm space for families in busy A&E department

Senior A&E Charge nurse Dale Healy explains why the hospital has created a new bereavement room in the heart of the Emergency Care Centre.

Occupational Therapy in Dementia Care

My name is Rachel Johnson and I am an Occupational Therapist working in Cragside Court Older Persons inpatient assessment unit, where I currently help older persons with dementia to complete everyday activities that are essential to their health and wellbeing.

Providing compassion in end of life care

Dawn Orr

Palliative and end of life care is about supporting patients and their loved ones with the difficult decisions and conversations that they need to make in a compassionate and timely manner, especially when they are approaching end of life and planning for their death.

Do you know about delirium?

Dr Catherine Kirkley

Delirium is something we encounter frequently in hospital. Typically, a relative or carer will notice that the person has become confused over the space of a day or two, they may be sleepy or agitated and have difficulty concentrating.

Behind the scenes with patient flow team

Patient Flow manager

Patient flow is the patient's journey through the hospital; from arrival in A&E, the transfer to a ward then the treatment, tests, surgery, recovery and discharge plan.

A day in the life of a Hospital Pharmacist Prescriber

The prescribing of medicines is one of the most common healthcare interventions throughout the hospital, with the vast majority of our patients being prescribed medicines for their main course of treatment throughout their stay and as they carry on their recovery at home.

Ashley gets to the heart of the matter

Ashley o'neill

Our Chief Cardiac Physiologist Ashley helps to scan thousands of patients' hearts every year in our busy cardiology department.

Everything you need to know about our walk in centre in Gateshead

Staff at Gateshead walk in centre

Blaydon Walk in Centre is in the West of Gateshead, in the Blaydon Primary Care Centre. The current opening times are from 8am – 10pm 365 days a year, and the unit currently sees approximately 26,000 patients a year.

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