Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
Queen Elizabeth Avenue
We run the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Dunston Hill Day Hospital, QE Metro Riverside and some services at Bensham Hospital, all within Gateshead. We also run services from Blaydon Primary Care Centre and Washington Primary Care Centre as well as a specialist 12 bedded unit in Houghton-le-Spring for patients who require rehabilitation care.
As well as 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 Screening Programme. This covers an area east of the Pennines stretching from the Scottish border to Humber, a population of around seven million people.
We were one of the first foundation trusts in the country, established in 2005 and we pride ourselves on the quality and excellence of our services and have received national awards for this. We employ more than 3,000 people, most of who live within the area and we are the second biggest employer in Gateshead.