Sunderland Royal Hospital

Telephone: 0191 565 6256
Address: Kayll Road, Sunderland, SR4 7TP

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 257 ratings for this hospital


  • Parking disruption from January 2014


A&E Staff

Sunderland Royal Hospital is a 970-bedded acute hospital which is part of City Hospitals Sunderland. We offer a full range of clinical specialties and therapies. Clinical quality and patient safety are at the heart of our services. Our vision is "Excellence In Health, Putting People First" and we aim to put the patient at the centre of all our services.


The visiting hours are outlined below.  Close friends and family members may visit seriously ill patients at any time, following discussion with the nurse in charge.

Adult wards 
2.00 pm until 4.00 pm    
(Ward D46 - 2.00 pm until 6.00 pm)          

6.00 pm until 8.00 pm    
(Ward D46 - 7.00 pm until 8.00 pm)

If these times are difficult for you, please speak to the nurse in charge. Please do not feel that you have to stay for the whole of this time.

Intensive Care Unit and Coronary Care Unit - Visiting hours will be discussed on an individual basis.

Children's wards - Parents are invited to stay with their child during the hospital stay. Other visitors with the parent's permission can visit between 8 am & 8 pm.

Maternity Ward - Partners between 10 am & 8 pm.   All other visitors between 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. 

Contact details, map and directions

Sunderland Royal Hospital

Tel: 0191 565 6256   Fax: 0191 514 0220

Address: Kayll Road, Sunderland, SR4 7TP



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Latest news

Parking disruption from January 2014


On 6 January 2014 work will commence on our new multi-storey car park.  When complete this new facility will mean an additional 350 parking spaces for our patients, visitors and staff.  However, unfortunately as a result of this building work there will be a reduction in the number of available spaces until early September 2014.  Parking for patients and visitors remains the Trust's priority and we have created an additional patient and visitor only parking area.  Staff, patients and visitors are encouraged to use our free park and ride services from either the Stadium of Light, Homebase at Silksworth or the Gala Bingo at Pallion and we have extended these services to accommodate increased use.   Further information and the timetable for the park and ride services can be found in the attached leaflet. 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this disruption.

Associated document

Parking (.pdf, 742 KB)

Last updated on 09 January 2014.

Latest reviews of this hospital

outstanding outpatients

After attending an gynaecology outpatient appointment this afternoon I would really like to thank the doctor and their health care assist...

17 April 2014

Excellent care on ward D44

Great care given to my son, Thanks to all staff on ward D44. Excellent care by both doctors and nurses, all very professional and approac...

17 April 2014

MS Specialist Nurse

I cannot rate my MS nurse highly enough, Every time I have an appointment with her, she remains professional and empathic throughou...

15 April 2014

cant praise staff enough

I had Radical Prostectomy at Sunderland Royal on 31/03/2014 cant praise staff enough from nurses to cleaning staff to consultant care was...

15 April 2014

Waiting times

Currently sitting in a day room waiting for a bed, after receiving a phone call at 1pm this afternoon asking if we could get down for 2.0...

14 April 2014

Quality of service at Sunderland Royal Hospital

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

79 from 912 responses
More detail

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

67 from 548 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Care Quality Commission national standards

All standards met
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Number of MRSA cases in last 3 months

0 case(s) in the last three months

Patient survey score for cleanliness

As expected with a score of 8.67

C. difficile infections in last 3 months

Average (0.01 cases per bed in the last three months)

NHS Choices users rating

Responding to patient safety alerts

Poor - Some alerts not signed off after deadline

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Last updated on 09 January 2014.

Information supplied by City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust