City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

0191 5656256 Sunderland Royal Hospital, Kayll Road , Sunderland, SR4 7TP

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 19 ratings for this trust



  • Emergency Department at Sunderland Royal Hospital

City Hospitals Sunderland is the leading acute healthcare provider in Sunderland, operating from Sunderland Royal Hospital, Eye Infirmary and the Children's Centre.

The Trust offers a range of services from two main sites within Sunderland, Sunderland Royal Hospital and Sunderland Eye Infirmary. Our most recent additions are a new ward block for medical patients and the Chester Lodge.  Our aim is to treat patients promptly and with care in all hospital settings. We have a number of specialist services and Sunderland Eye Infirmary is the leading regional eye treatment centre, with a recently opened second cataract theatre.

Our vision outlines our commitment to "Excellence in Health, Putting People first". We are committed to high quality, safe and personal care for each patient. Our patients are treated in clean, comfortable surroundings with privacy and dignity.


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 pm until 4 pm (Ward D46 - 2 pm until 6 pm)           
6 pm until 8 pm (Ward D46 - 7 pm until 8 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 the child during the hospital admission.  Other visitors with the parent's permission can visit between 8 am until 8 pm.

Maternity wards

Partners between 10 am and 8 pm.
All other visitors between 2 pm and 4 pm or 6 pm and 8 pm.

Latest news

Emergency Department at Sunderland Royal Hospital

We are now in the middle of building a brand new Emergency Department and have therefore had to temporarily move our Adult Emergency Department.  Please visit the Trust's website for more information or see the attached leaflet at the bottom of this page.  Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused whilst we make improvements to our facilities. 

This building work also affects the entrance to the Fracture Clinic.  A new temporary entrance has been built at the back of the building - please follow signage.


Associated document

New Emergency Dept leaflet.pdf (.pdf, 4.85 MB)

Last updated on 30 March 2016.

Latest reviews of this trust

Brilliant First Class Service - Well done

On 13/03/2017 I had to use all the different NHS services provided to obtain medical attention for my Mother who had taken ill. From ...

19 March 2017

Nurses Provide Fiirst Class Care

Admitted to ward D48 with excruciating pain to my left hip and down my left leg. All the nurses on the ward provided care second to none....

11 March 2017

Keep cancelling my appointment

Every single time I get an appointment it gets cancelled and I get sent another appointmenr then I get letters saying I missed my appoint...

13 February 2017

Ward C33

Grateful thanks to staff of C33 for there excellent care. One Staff Nurse's care and detail to attention was excellent. Grateful to have...

28 December 2016

Sunderland Royal A&E staff

My husband visited A&E this morning, 23/12/16, after a sudden swelling in the left side of his face and drooping of the mouth also o...

23 December 2016

Quality of service at City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Registration with the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission regulates this organisation

Last updated on 02 October 2016.

Information supplied by City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust