Freeman Hospital

Telephone: (0191) 233 6161
Address: Freeman Road, High Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE7 7DN
Website: http://www.newcastle-hospitals.nhs.uk/

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 150 ratings for this hospital

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  • Safe Staffing Levels

Overview

NCCC at Freeman Hospital

Welcome to the Freeman Hospital

As part of the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, we deliver a wide range of advanced, patient-focused healthcare to patients from Newcastle, the North East and beyond. Our services range from hip and knee replacements and digital hearing aids, to the latest developments in treating complex liver, pancreatic, kidney and heart related diseases, as well as the treatment of all types of cancer.

In autumn 2011 the UK’s first Institute of Transplantation will be completed at the Freeman Hospital to provide the very best transplantation outcomes for patients. We already have an international reputation for our pioneering expertise in transplant surgery and carried out the UK's first successful baby heart transplant in 1987, as well both the first single and double lung transplants in Europe. 

Some of the unique facilities of the Freeman Hospital are outlined below: 

  • The Northern Centre for Cancer Care opened in 2009 and provides the full repertoire of specialist cancer care and is the first in the UK to offer leading edge radiotherapy technology having both Primatom and Tomotherapy machines which treat patients more accurately than ever before.
  • The Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre is at the forefront of research into cancer, offering patients access to early trials and potential new treatments.
  • We are the only hospital in the country to provide the full range of Cardiothoracic Surgery for adults and children under one roof.
  • The North East’s Regional Urology Centre is recognised as having one of the top clinical research programmes in Europe.
  • A Specialist Sleep Studies Team - one of only a few in the UK - cares for patients with a wide range of sleeping disorders.
  • Both the Newcastle Surgical Training Centre and the SIM Centre provide high quality training to surgeons and other healthcare professionals from all over the UK and Europe.

Please note: The Freeman Hospital does not have an A&E Department.

Contact details, map and directions

Freeman Hospital

Tel: (0191) 233 6161   Fax: (0191) 213 1968

Address: Freeman Road, High Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE7 7DN

Website: http://www.newcastle-hospitals.nhs.uk/

Email: foundation.office@nuth.nhs.uk

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Latest news

Safe Staffing Levels

As well as the summary of nursing levels on the right-hand side of this page, you can get more detailed information about Safe Staffing Levels on the Newcastle Hospitals website

Last updated on 25 June 2014.

Quality of service at Freeman Hospital

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

% of registered nurse day hours filled as planned (Hospital)

87% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of Unregistered care staff day hours filled as planned (Hospital)

101% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of registered nurse night hours filled as planned (Hospital)

91% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of Unregistered care staff night hours filled as planned (Hospital)

121% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

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

0.23% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

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

2.5% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

Friends and Family Test: Inpatient

98%Patients recommend this hospital. 1066 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

95%staff recommend this hospital for care. 996 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

73%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 996 responses

Friends and Family Test Score: Community

99%Patients recommend this hospital. 70 responses.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

93%Patients recommend this hospital. 940 responses.

Latest reviews of this hospital

Dirty ward and uncaring staff

I was admitted to the freeman for a total knee replacement on the 27 February 2014. After surgery I was transferred to ward 20, that sa...

30 August 2015

Ward 27 and surgical team

Staff all very professional and friendly make you feel comfortable on arrival the ward very clean I've had 2 heart procedures every thin...

22 August 2015

exceptional first class service

I cannot thank the doctor and their team in icu and ward 30 for the excellent care and attention I received during and after my operation...

17 August 2015

Couldn't be more satisfied

I have been an in and out patient for over 23 years now and this service just gets better. The staff are fantastic. I have told others wi...

11 August 2015

Day surgery unit

The attention, efficiency and effectiveness of this unit was exemplary at my hernia repair today. Well done to all including the consulta...

7 August 2015

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Last updated on 25 June 2014.

Information supplied by The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust