Caring for people with lung cancer

I first became interested in helping people to deal with the terrible effects of cancer following the death of my father who sadly passed away due to lymphoma.

Helping patients live independent lives

Louise Leonard Occupational Therapist

My role within the hospital is working with the older person’s team as an occupational therapist (OT).

Hospital volunteer inspired to be midwife

Hospital volunteer

Thanks to her experience in our Women’s Health Clinic, Volunteer Natalie Aitchison will train as a Midwife in September.

A day in the life of a matron

This week we joined Matron Janet Thompson to take a look behind the scenes on a typical day at the hospital.

Spotting the signs of sepsis

Jane Flinn

Jane Flinn, our new Sepsis nurse at QE Gateshead, talks about her role at the hospital and why it’s so important to spot the signs early.

I have been a registered nurse for 24 years with experience including primary and secondary care.

Food facts vs fads during Dietitians Week

Nutritionist Sarah Lumley

The Nutrition and Dietetics team at QE Gateshead is made up of dietitians and nutrition nurses who work in the hospital and in the community.

Waltzing the Wards

Aaron dancing with patient

From afternoon teas and a game of dominoes to planting tomato seeds in the potting shed or sharing a dance - Aaron Walton always has something special up his sleeve for patients on Ward 23, our specialist dementia unit.

Caroline is Queen of Hearts at St Bede's

Caroline Murray

From the Queen of Hearts to the King of Rock and roll – St Bede’s Caroline Murray is passionate about bringing smiles to the faces of patients and their families.

Help us prevent falls in hospital

The Falls and Syncope Team are passionate about helping patients and trying to prevent a very common problem facing hospitals everywhere.

Bringing smiles to children in hospital

Wendy Oliver, nursery nurse

I have worked with children for the past 32 years in a wide variety of settings.  A friend’s child spent some time in hospital and mentioned how valuable the nursery nurse on the ward had been and this inspired me to apply for my current role.


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