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Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

We provide a range of hospital and community health services from our leading facilities including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blaydon urgent care centre and Bensham Hospital, all within the town of Gateshead. As a group we employ around 4,200 staff and currently provide 600 hospital beds across Gateshead. Our primary focus is on providing excellent general health services to our local community complemented by key specialist areas including Gynaecology, maternity, palliative care and old age psychiatry.

Alongside a full range of local hospital services, we provide breast screening services for Gateshead, South Tyneside, Sunderland and parts of Durham – and we are the North Eastern hub for the National Bowel Cancer and AAA Screening Programmes, covering a population of around seven million people.

We provide cutting edge care from some of our state-of-the-art facilities including a £32m Emergency Care Centre, a £12m Pathology centre of excellence and the beautifully-designed Peter Smith surgery centre. Our maternity services are rated among the very best in the country and our work treating gynaecological cancers has built up a national and international reputation. We also run the Gateshead Fertility Centre, one of the top ten IVF clinics in the country which has created hundreds of new families in the North East over the last decade.

Our stories of excellence and innovation

The pathology centre at QE Gateshead. World class care, for life.

A futuristic pathology lab in Gateshead now provides services for several NHS organisations across the region. The £12m centre operates at the cutting edge of pathology services and is so advanced that professionals from across the world have visited the QE to see the equipment.

Our globally recognised technology provides health professionals with all the medical testing needed to run a modern hospital and deliver fast, accurate results for patients.

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