With thanks to the support of our charity, QE Charitable Funds, the organisation is pleased to confirm that it’ll again provide all #TeamGateshead colleagues with a voucher which can be redeemed for a free festive fayre meal.

Work is currently ongoing to contact named representatives from every team within the Trust to arrange collection of vouchers on behalf of every team. It will then be up to the representatives to kindly arrange distribution within their teams.

As part of this process, we are currently checking that our data is correct, and that the numbers we have are accurate compared to actual numbers in your team, ensuring no one should miss out. Colleagues based at remote sites such as Preston, Coventry, Leeds and the like will receive a voucher for a retailer.

Dates to collect vouchers:

Dates to collect vouchers on behalf of your teams have been set and are as below. Your nominated representative should now be aware of this.

Bensham Hospital:

  • Wednesday 29th November, 9:00am – 4:00pm (The Park Deli)
  • Friday 1st December, 9:00am, – 4:00pm (The Park Deli)

QE Hospital: 

  • Monday 4th December, 9:00am – 4:00pm (The Hub)
  • Tuesday 5th December, 9:00am – 4:00pm (The Hub)
  • Wednesday 6th December, 9:00am – 4:00pm (The Hub)
  • Thursday 7th December, 9:00am – 12:00pm (The Hub)

As with last year, vouchers will entitle those who redeem it to a free festive fayre meal. Those who would prefer not to have the meal or who can’t make serving dates can also redeem the voucher for a sandwich meal deal right up until the end of January 2024. Finally, the option to donate your voucher to the Leg Up Project will also return – meaning there’s also an option to use your gift to support staff in need.

Serving dates for festive fayre meals:

Bensham Hospital:

  • Tuesday 5th December, 12:00pm – 2:00pm (The Park Deli)
  • Wednesday 6th December, 12:00pm – 2:00pm (The Park Deli)

QE Hospital:

  • Monday 11th December, 12:00pm – 3:00pm and 6:30pm – 9:00pm (The Hub)
  • Tuesday 12th December, 12:00pm – 3:00pm and 6:30pm – 9:00pm (The Hub)
  • Wednesday 13th December, 12:00pm – 3:00pm (The Hub)
  • Thursday 14th December, 12:00pm – 3:00pm (The Hub)
  • Friday 15th December, 12:00pm – 3:00pm (The Hub)
  • Saturday 16th December, 12:00pm – 3:00pm (The Hub)
  • Sunday 17th December, 12:00pm – 3:00pm (The Hub)
  • Monday 18th December, 12:00pm – 3:00pm (The Hub)
  • Tuesday 19th December, 12:00pm – 3:00pm (The Hub)
  • Wednesday 20th December, 12:00pm – 3:00pm (The Hub)

Please note that takeaway meals are available, and that seating in catering venues will only be available on a first-come, first-served basis. For any further queries in specific regards to vouchers themselves, please contact catering on 2053. For other relevant queries, please get in touch on [email protected].