The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 12 ratings for this trust


Great North Trauma and Emergency Centre

Welcome to The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK.

We offer a wider range of specialist services than any other group of hospitals outside London.

You can find out about us on our website.

You can also see our full range of services and treatments, but some of our main services include:

We’re much more than a provider of local care. We’re recognised nationally as a centre of healthcare excellence, with more than 30% of our patients coming to us from outside the region to take advantage of our expertise. Some patients come from as far afield as the USA and the Middle East.

Quality matters

Newcastle Hospitals has a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care, and our staff’s commitment to excellence is reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level.

You can find out more about our performance, and we are proud to be the first teaching and tertiary (specialist) referral Trust to be rated as 'Outstanding' by the Clinical Quality Commission (CQC).

Departments and services

We offer an extensive range of specialist services (find out more on our website) including:

  • Cancer Services at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care (radiotherapy, chemotherapy, Clinical Trials Centre, Sir Bobby Robson Foundation)

  • Cardiothoracic Services (Adults and children)

  • Care of the Elderly

  • Children’s Services at the Great North Children’s Hospital

  • Critical Care (Intensive Care Unit)

  • Dental Services

  • Dermatology

  • ENT

  • Genetics

  • General/Internal Medicine

  • Musculoskeletal Services (Orthopaedics, Rheumatology)

  • Neurosciences (Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neurophysiology)

  • Ophthalmology

  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • Radiology

  • Renal Services (including state of the art Dialysis Suite)

  • Specialist Haematology

  • Surgical Services (including breast, colorectal (bowel), endocrine and thyroid, hepato-pancreato-biliary, upper gastro-intestinal and vascular)

  • Transplant Surgery (heart, lung, liver, kidney, pancreas)

  • Urology

  • Women’s Services (Maternity Unit, Gynaecology, Reproductive Medicine, Special Care Baby Unit)

Latest reviews of this trust

poor communication

Admitted to RVI assessment suite on the 6th of October this year. Good care as mentioned in a previous post but did not receive discharg...

11 November 2017

Change of appointment!

My name Eric Peel. Firstly, I have to say I am a big Freeman Hospital supporter! However, I received a letter changing my appoint...

5 September 2017

Hernia operation

Went to the freeman for 7.30am on 23/05/17 to have hernia operation! It was very busy, but was not kept waiting long! I was put on to a w...

24 May 2017

Parking Fine causing a great deal of upset

I badly burned my arm at work last year. I went to the walk in centre at Newcastle General Hospital straight away. I read all the signs, ...

23 April 2017

IR dept. & Treatment day centre

Was a day patient on 12/4/2017 & can't thank all staff involved enough for their kindness, professionalism & caring. From the m...

15 April 2017

Quality of service at The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Registration with the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission regulates this organisation

Last updated on 27 June 2017.

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