Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

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We are Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, better known as QE Gateshead.

Based in the North East of England 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 Gateshead.

Since 1 October 2016 a new organisation called the Gateshead Care Partnership has been providing NHS community services across the borough by bringing together teams from the NHS, Community Based Care Ltd (whose membership comprises all Gateshead GPs) and Gateshead Council.

This innovative new partnership enables the whole system to work together more effectively so that all the experts from doctors and nurses to GPs and social workers are working together on better, more responsive care. By coming together in this way we bring everyone into a single organisation with patient care at its heart.

You can find out more about us in this guide to QE Hospital Gateshead – Gateshead Health

Contact Us

Switchboard: 0191 482 0000
Medical problems cannot be assessed via this number. No medical advice can be given through our switchboard.
If you require non-urgent medical advice please contact your your GP, your local NHS walk-in or urgent care centre, call NHS 111, or visit the The NHS website – NHS ( for health and lifestyle advice.

For enquiries about hospital appointments please contact the department directly. The number will be on your appointment letter/card.