Freeman Hospital

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

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 145 ratings for this hospital

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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

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% 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)

103% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

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

93% 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)

117% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

Friends and Family Test: Inpatient

98%Patients recommend this hospital. 1178 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

96%staff recommend this hospital for care. 344 responses. 13665 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

77%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 344 responses. 13665 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test Score: Community

96%Patients recommend this hospital. 112 responses.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

96%Patients recommend this hospital. 801 responses.

Latest reviews of this hospital

Heart bypass surgery

Everything was done on a truly professional basis and from ward cleaner to surgeon friendliness and politeness shone through.

26 May 2017

ENT reception staff a pleasure to speak to

Trying to chase up appointments and confirmation of correspondence from GP. Found the receptionist answering the ENT dept phone a pleasu...

23 May 2017

Sigmoidoscopy and Colonoscopy

I have had both procedures here and can recommend the Freeman. Everything was explained clearly in verbal and written form. The prep need...

15 May 2017

Appointment MRI scan Cancer Centre 15.05.2015 11:40am

I attended Cancer Centre today for MRI scan, having been unable to undertake scan four weeks ago at Radiology Department due to a panic ...

15 May 2017

Unacceptable Treatment, understanding and compassion.

My husband recently had a cardiac procedure, everything went well until after discharge he started suffering some abnormal symptoms. The...

11 May 2017

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Last updated on 25 June 2014.

Information supplied by The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust