Sunderland Royal Hospital

0191 565 6256 Kayll Road , Sunderland, SR4 7TP

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 397 ratings for this hospital


Excellence in Health, Putting People First

Sunderland Royal Hospital is a 970-bedded acute hospital which is part of City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.

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.

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.


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         
6 pm until 8 pm (Ward B20 and D47 - 6.30 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.


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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Quality of service at Sunderland Royal Hospital

This hospital is managed by City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

84%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 155 responses. 5148 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

98%Patients recommend this hospital. 176 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

97%Patients recommend this hospital. 598 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

89%Patients recommend this hospital. 28 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

90%staff recommend this hospital for care. 155 responses. 5148 staff work at this trust.

Some services at this hospital are provided by other trusts. See the full list of departments for more information.

Latest reviews of this hospital

Excellent Treatment

Thanks to all the Surgeons and staff in the gynaecology department, first class service, staff has been super and the care recieved is se...

14 December 2018

Outpatients clinics nephrology

I have been attending the nepholagy clinic since March of this year. I have always been treat with great dignity and respect, after visit...

12 December 2018


Lost my way and department , found myself in X-ray , greeted by receptionist , what an asset , this lady went above and beyond so kind an...

11 December 2018

A beacon of excellence in the North East

My elderly father aged 88 was admitted to Ward 22 in November 2018 and spent two weeks in the care of the dedicated team of doctors, nurs...

4 December 2018

Fantastic care

Attended A&E today following recommendation from my optician. There was some miscommunication at first but it was resolved in no time. Al...

3 December 2018

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Last updated on 20 April 2018.

Information supplied by City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust