Palmer Community Hospital

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

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 8 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

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

77%staff recommend this hospital for care. 297 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

68%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 297 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Mental Health

93%Patients recommend this hospital. 81 responses.

Friends and Family Test Score: Community

99%Patients recommend this hospital. 1702 responses.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

96%Patients recommend this hospital. 853 responses.

Latest reviews of this hospital

Excellent service

I'm not a dentist person, I don't like them at all... However the staff at the out of hours were incredibly kind and quick to attend to m...

17 October 2015

Blood Test

I went to get my bloods taken yesterday morning and I got there for opening (half 8) to pick my number up which was 37! It turns out, peo...

8 August 2015

Out-patient visit

I recently had an appointment at this hospitals out-patients and was very anxious about what was going to happen to me when you hear so m...

17 April 2015

Emergency dental facility

Though small very busy reception area, patients were seen as quickly as possible, I went in with severe pain. Dentist explained throughou...

4 April 2015

best treatment i have ever received from a Medical practitioner

Went today with my mother around 12pm. Reception staff were brilliant at the walk in. Spoke to us with respect and friendliness. The doct...

13 March 2015

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Last updated on 02 August 2011.

Information supplied by South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust