Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

0191 482 0000 Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Sheriff Hill , Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE9 6SX

5 out of 5 stars

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Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead

Welcome to the QE Gateshead

We are the Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, better known as QE Gateshead. Based in the North East of England we provide a range of health services from our leading facilities including the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Dunston Hill Day Hospital, QE Metro Riverside and Bensham Hospital, all within Gateshead.

We also run a range of services from Blaydon Primary Care Centre and Washington Primary Care Centre, as well as a specialist unit in Houghton-le-Spring for patients who require rehabilitation care.

Established in 2005 we were one of the first foundation trusts in the country and since then have consistently achieved the highest levels of care for patients.

We employ around 3,400 staff and currently provide 580 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 North East 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. 


Departments and services

Our maternity services are rated as some of the best in the country. "Small enough to care big enough to cope" is our motto.

We are also home to the Peter Smith Surgery Centre, which aims to give patients’ the same care experience you would expect from a 5 star hotel such as en-suite facilities.

We also run the Gateshead Fertility Centre, one of the top ten IVF clinics in the country. Over the past 10 years, we have created hundreds of families in Gateshead and the surrounding area.

Our breast cancer services are amongst the very best and our dedicated staff take you through every step on your recovery journey. We are also the main centre in the North East for women who have a gynaecological cancer.

We have a nationally recognised reputation for our work as centre for breast and bowel cancer screening. We are one of 5 centres across the country & serve an area from the Humber to the Scottish border.

Our Trust takes care of you from birth to services for older people.

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Map of QE Hospital

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Associated document

QE Hospital zone map - Janaury 2015.pdf (.pdf, 514.55 KB)

Last updated on 23 January 2015.

Latest reviews of this trust

Fantastic hospital

Best thing my gp did was to refer me to this hospital last year.unfortunaley I have had a few health problems where I have been seen at o...

4 December 2017

Excellent example of NHS at its best

I received excellent care on this ward after a very anxious time, the staff were dedicated, respectful, and good at their jobs. I was tre...

26 October 2017

Cannot speak highly enough

I was a day patient at Peter Smith Surgery Centre Gateshead. From registering in to the centre the staff were lovely the young nurse that...

21 July 2017

Ambulatory Care Visit

The doctor who attended me in Ambulatory Care (referred by my GP for a same-day chest x-ray for suspected pneumonia) was nothing short of...

25 April 2017

Emergency care centre

The staff from reception to the triage nurse and the nurse practitioner were all polite and extremely helpful. I attended Easter Sunday a...

21 April 2017

Quality of service at Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Registration with the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission regulates this organisation

Last updated on 28 June 2017.

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