The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is fully equipped with 26 wards and a fully functioning accident and emergency unit. The hospital is part of the Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust or QE Gateshead. The hospital aims to provide excellent general health services to local residents but also provides a variety of key specialist areas such as Gynaecology, Maternity, Palliative Care and Old Age Psychiatry.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead's maternity services are top rated amongst those in the country. The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead also run the Gateshead Fertility Centre, providing services from one of the top ten IVF Clinics in the country helping to create new families for over a decade. An A-Z List of services Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead provides can be found here (opens in a new window).
If you are visiting a friend or relative who is in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital's care, please see the table below for all visiting times. Visiting hours vary by ward so be sure to check before planning your visit. (Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead visiting hours correct May 2016).
For staff and visitors to the hospital there is a dining hall (Quenellies) which is open from 8.30am until 2pm Monday to Friday. There is also a coffee lounge which provides beverages, sandwiches and hot and cold snacks.
If you require the on site Pharmacy this is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am until 6pm.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is spilt into coloured zones in order to help you find your way around with ease. Please see the map below to find which zone you are looking for...
To help you navigate the hospital site below are maps of levels two and three...
Blue zone - ambulatory care (ward 2), emergency care, shops, Wards 1 and 2.
Orange zone - cashiers office, endoscopy, fracture clinic, medical records, outpatients, PALS (patient liaison service), pharmacy, radiology (x-ray and CT scanning), security, ultrasound, urology, WRVS shop.
Red zone - bowel screening.
Purple zone - bereavement service (Swan centre), breast screening, chapel, clinical skills, colonoscopy, ear nose & throat, gymnasium, hearing aid clinic, Macmillian nurses (Swan centre), MRI scanner, occupational health (Swan centre), orthotics, physiotherapy, restaurant, staff library, Swan centre, ward 3 (short stay ward), ward 4.
Blue zone - accident & emergency, emergency care.
Orange zone - cardiac diagnostics, carido catheter lab, endoscopy, fracture clinic, medical physics, outpatients, radiology (x-ray and CT scanning), theatres, WRVS shop, x-ray.
Red zone - cardiology (ward 8), chemotherapy (ward 10), critical care, PIU (procedure investigation unit), ward 9, wards 11 & 12, wards 14 & 14A.
Yellow zone - surgery centre, coffee shop, wards 26 & 27.
Green zone - chapel of rest, mortuary, day hospital, discharge lounge, fertility unit, ward 21, ward 22, ward 23, ward 25.
To reach the hospital by car you may find the following map useful, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead is circled in black and our guest house accommodation can be found on the right edge of the map in the area marked South Shields...
If you are visiting the hospital for a student placement, short or long term work we are able to offer a range of competitvely priced accommodation and we supply accommodation to several locum agencies who place temparary staff around the hospital. All rooms have blackout blinds and 24/7 access with breakfast served from 6 :30am seven days a week. If you require accommodation for three consecutive nights or more please see our online booking page for our exclusive discounted three night stay and weekly rates.
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