The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Telephone: (0191) 233 6161
Address: Freeman Hospital, Freeman Road, High Heaton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE7 7DN

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 7 ratings for this trust


Sir Leonard R Fenwick CBE, Chief Executive

Welcome to The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK.

We offer a wider range of specialist services than any other group of hospitals outside London.

You can find out about us on our website.

You can also see our full range of services and treatments, but some of our main services include:

We’re much more than a provider of local care. We’re recognised nationally as a centre of healthcare excellence, with more than 30% of our patients coming to us from outside the region to take advantage of our expertise. Some patients come from as far afield as the USA and the Middle East.

Quality matters

Newcastle Hospitals has a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care, and our staff’s commitment to excellence is reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level.

You can find out more about our performance, and we were delighted to be rated in the 40 Top Hospitals by CHKS in 2013 for the 13th consecutive year - one of only three trusts in the country to achieve this.

Departments and services

We offer an extensive range of specialist services (find out more on our website) including:

  • Cancer Services at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care (radiotherapy, chemotherapy, Clinical Trials Centre, Sir Bobby Robson Foundation)

  • Cardiothoracic Services (Adults and children)

  • Care of the Elderly

  • Children’s Services at the Great North Children’s Hospital

  • Critical Care (Intensive Care Unit)

  • Dental Services

  • Dermatology

  • ENT

  • Genetics

  • General/Internal Medicine

  • Musculoskeletal Services (Orthopaedics, Rheumatology)

  • Neurosciences (Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neurophysiology)

  • Ophthalmology

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Radiology

  • Renal Services (including state of the art Dialysis Suite)

  • Specialist Haematology

  • Surgical Services (including breast, colorectal (bowel), endocrine and thyroid, hepato-pancreato-biliary, upper gastro-intestinal and vascular)

  • Transplant Surgery (heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas)

  • Urology

  • Women’s Services (Maternity Unit, Gynaecology, Reproductive Medicine, Special Care Baby Unit)

Latest reviews of this trust

Uroligy ward 3

II was admitted to the freeman hospital on 17th December 14. I was treated with respect and dignity the whole time I was in. I was after ...

19 December 2014

Knee Surgery

Recently underwent knee surgery at the Freeman, if knee surgery could be pleasant (which it is not) then the whole experience was made be...

21 November 2014

Trust paying lip service to 'Positive about disability'

One of the five 5 commitments which have to be met in order to justify an organisation using the 'two ticks' Positive about Disability lo...

24 September 2014


I wish to comment on the consistently high quality of service from staff in outpatients and departments at the Freeman, RVI and the Denta...

25 July 2014

treatment at day centre ward 20 RVI

Excellent treatment yesterday ALL staff were highly professional, polite and caring. Everywhere lovely and clean. Many thanks to all conc...

26 June 2014

Quality of service at The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Registration with the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission regulates this organisation

Last updated on 27 June 2014.

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