Freeman Hospital

(0191) 233 6161 Freeman Road, High Heaton , Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE7 7DN

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 129 ratings for this hospital


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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.

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Freeman Hospital

Tel: (0191) 233 6161   Fax: (0191) 213 1968

Address: Freeman Road, High Heaton, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE7 7DN



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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

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Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

77%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 744 responses. 14479 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test Score: Community

95%Patients recommend this hospital. 37 responses.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

95%Patients recommend this hospital. 1151 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

97%Patients recommend this hospital. 653 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

95%staff recommend this hospital for care. 744 responses. 14479 staff work at this trust.

Latest reviews of this hospital


As an NHS employee I was gobsmacked to say the least, at the poor communication skills by a number of staff members. I was not once g...

13 February 2019

Amazing hospital and staff

About two years ago I was diagnosed with ankylosing spondilitis and have been attending the freeman rhuematology dept for my treatments,...

26 January 2019

Day treatment centre

I was admitted to this fantastic ward last week for a robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy. I cannot thank enough all of the staff involved ...

18 January 2019

Care on Ward 10 and outpatients

I was recently admitted to Ward 10 following severe Epistaxis. The care I received from the nurses and doctors was excellent. Unfortuna...

8 January 2019

Long term mitral regurgitate

being so called diagnose in 2009 I did not think a lot about it! But circa 10 years later , on the 3rd of August 2018 , I am told I suff...

28 December 2018

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Last updated on 25 June 2014.

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