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 8 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

cardiac clinic

arrhythmia clinic at the RVI is the worst department I have come across yet. they ordered a blood pressure test 8 months ago and after ...

25 July 2018

Lack of understanding

My child has Aspergers with severe anxiety issues. We attended an outpatient's appointment at the Children's Hospital in Newcastle with a...

22 May 2018

One stop breast clinic

Today I had an appointment at the One Stop Breast Clinic. These things are never pleasant but the staff were friendly, cheerful and effic...

10 April 2018


The following is a copy of a letter of thanks which I have sent to the staff of Ward 50 at the RVI regarding my admissiion on 13/03/2018...

1 April 2018

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

Last updated on 28 June 2018.

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