City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

0191 5656256 Sunderland Royal Hospital, Kayll Road , Sunderland, SR4 7TP

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 20 ratings for this trust



City Hospitals Sunderland is the leading acute healthcare provider in Sunderland, operating from Sunderland Royal Hospital, Eye Infirmary and the Children's Centre.

The Trust offers a range of services from two main sites within Sunderland, Sunderland Royal Hospital and Sunderland Eye Infirmary. 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. We have a number of specialist services and Sunderland Eye Infirmary is the leading regional eye treatment centre, with a recently opened second cataract theatre.

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.


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 (Ward D46 - 2 pm until 6 pm)           
6 pm until 8 pm (Ward D46 - 7 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.

Latest reviews of this trust

Great service

I called the 111 service for help and they promptly dispatched an ambulance which arrived within 10 minutes. I was taken to Sunderland R...

13 March 2018

A marvellous set of staff

At the advice of our GP my son was taken in and operated on within an hour or so of arriving for unexplained pain. The whole experience o...

2 February 2018

Disgraceful waiting times and no staff communication.

After waiting for 4 hours in A & E with the same 4 patients remaining in the area for exactly 4 hours and seen by 1 triage nurse each...

11 January 2018

Alright place, awful for discharges.

Was in ward C33 for 7 days after having peritonsillar abscess which led to a operation. Was treat fantastically by all the staff and food...

27 December 2017

Excellent care

I had my first baby November 2017 at Sunderland royal. I can not fault the maternity department at all from start to finish. Throughout m...

16 December 2017

Quality of service at City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Registration with the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission regulates this organisation

Last updated on 29 June 2017.

Information supplied by City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust