Palmer Community Hospital

0191 402 8000 Wear Street , Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, NE32 3UX

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 9 ratings for this hospital


The Trust is responsible for acute hospital services in South Tyneside and a wide range of community health services in Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland. It is based at South Tyneside District Hospital in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, between Newcastle upon Tyne and Sunderland. It was selected as one of the Top 40 Hospitals in the country by the independent benchmarking company, CHKS - the seventh time in the last eight years.

We have 394 general, maternity and paediatric beds, and provide a full range of general secondary care hospital services. These include cancer services, specialised medicine, rehabilitation and older people's services, children's services and women's services. We provide community services across six streams of care – Planned Care, Children & Families, Palliative Care, Intermediate Care, Mental health and Learning Disabilities and Urgent Care.

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Palmer Community Hospital

Tel: 0191 402 8000

Address: Wear Street, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, NE32 3UX



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Quality of service at Palmer Community Hospital

This hospital is managed by South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

% of patients who have been hurt in a fall in the last 3 days

0.12% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

% of patients being treated for a bed sore (pressure ulcer)

7.73% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

70%staff recommend this hospital for care. 178 responses. 4185 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

49%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 178 responses. 4185 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Mental Health

100%Patients recommend this hospital. 15 responses.

Friends and Family Test Score: Community

96%Patients recommend this hospital. 1315 responses.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

98%Patients recommend this hospital. 504 responses.

Some services at this hospital are provided by other trusts. See the full list of departments for more information.

Latest reviews of this hospital

Not enough staff to take blood

I have been trying to get my bloods taken since November 2016. I work full time and everything I try and squeeze it in before my shift, t...

21 February 2017

Excellent service

Never written a review before, but really felt as if the Nurse Practitioner should be recognised for their excellent service. The Nurse P...

20 February 2017


Went to get my blood tests done at Palmers, search on the internet showed it closed at 12:30 and arrived at 11:45. Upon arrival there was...

18 January 2017

Palmers hospital.

I went to the walk in centre and then to the doctor with abdominal pains, which ended up being a massive ovarian cyst, and my cancer mark...

30 September 2016

Emergency dental care

I telephoned at 0930 on Sunday morning and was called back within an hour and an appointment was made for me at 1300. I only waited a ver...

3 July 2016

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Last updated on 02 August 2011.

Information supplied by South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust