Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead
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|Queen Elizabeth Hospital|
|Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust|
|Location||Gateshead, United Kingdom|
|Care system||Public NHS|
|Affiliated university||Newcastle University Medical School|
|Emergency department||Yes Accident & Emergency|
|Lists||Hospitals in the United Kingdom|
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is based in Sheriff Hill in Gateshead, England and was officially opened on 18 March 1948. The fully furnished and equipped hospital, contains 26 wards and an Accident & Emergency.
They also have 3 other facilities which are part of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.
In 2012, work began on building a new Pathology 'Centre for Excellence" which will cover Gateshead, Sunderland & South Tyneside, the funding coming from a £12m grant from the government, which opened in early 2014.
In November 2012, work began on building a new £35m Emergency Care Centre, which is due to open in February 2015
Bensham Hospital is based on Saltwell Road in Bensham, Gateshead and was opened in 1890 as High Teams Institution where it remained until 1941 after a survey in 1931 revealed that the accommodation was inadequate and a new hospital should be built nearby. In 1941 High Teams Institution was renamed Bensham General Hospital and fell under the control of the Gateshead & District Hospital Management Committee from July 1948.
Dunston Hill Hospital
Dunston Hill Hospital was originally established as a War Pensioner Hospital at Castle Leazes, Newcastle. Eventually in 1928 it was moved to Dunston Hill. It was controlled by the Ministry of Pensions until 1953 when it passed to the control of the Ministry of Health, but it was not absorbed into the National Health Service until 1 April 1956, when it became one of the group of hospitals administered by Gateshead and District Hospital Management Committee.
In May 2012, all inpatient services were relocated to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, however the Day Unit continues to provide a service from the Dunston Hill Hospital site.