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

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 12 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

Musculoskeletal Services

I have been attending Musculoskeletal ward for many years now and the staff within the unit have supported and taken care of me to a leve...

10 July 2015

Cataract operation

I had my op yesterday 13th June 2015 at the R V I . I was apprehensive just entering the hospital, but my fears were soon allayed by the...

14 June 2015

rvi disabled car park

To Sir Len Fenwick who is head of hospital Been for a hospital appointment yesterday and it is terrible to try and find a disabled parki...

3 June 2015

Children's A & E

I took my daughter to the children's a & e after consulting the 111 service who advised me to take her straight to hospital as an emergen...

10 May 2015

fantastic staff ward 30

the care the staff have provided my family member has been second to none. Very willing to go that extra mile. I really can not knock the...

30 March 2015

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 30 June 2015.

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