Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

0344 811 8111 Rake Lane , North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE29 8NH


Building a caring future

We are proud to be one of the country’s top performing NHS trusts - we are rated as 'outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission. 

Our health services in North Tyneside and health and social care services in Northumberland take care of the well-being of around half a million people.

Hospital services are provided from Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington, three modern general hospitals in Hexham, North Tyneside and Wansbeck, and community hospitals throughout Northumberland.

We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres.

We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate.

We are one of the North East’s largest employers with 12,000 dedicated members of staff. We have a Council of Governors with 71 members, representing the public, staff and some of our external partners.

We were one of the first NHS trusts to receive foundation status, and have been a foundation trust for over a decade.

Each year:

  • We care for over 68,000 patients and families on our wards
  • Provide treatment to around 167,000 patients in our A&E departments and minor injury units
  • Perform almost 27,000 operations
  • See more than 45,000 people as day-case patients in our hospitals
  • We carry out around 1.4 million appointments with patients outside of hospital
  • We provide adult social care support during 70,000 home visits

High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Last updated on 26 October 2021.

Information supplied by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust