Challenges and rewards of working in trauma orthopaedics

nurse and patient

I started at the QE Gateshead 13 years ago when I came as a trainee nurse. I moved to ward 14a from critical care 18 months ago. The team from ward 14a were welcoming, and ready to take on new challenges to move forward.

Next steps for patients after Critical Care

Susan Lawley

Susan Lawley helps to rehabilitate patients who have had a stay in Critical Care. Here she explains what her job entails.

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.


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