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 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

Ward 45 - Wonderful staff and professional service

Attended a day surgery procedure at Ward 45 at the RVI. I was made to feel very welcome and put at ease straight away. All staff I met...

9 February 2019

Uncaring and unapologetic

I had an eye operation in December 2018. I had to press my emergency buzzer for attention as my eye was bleeding and to ask for a drink o...

29 January 2019

Excellent service syncope dept

After being admitted by ambulance before Christmas my husband has had two outpatient appts in cardiology. Both excellently managed and a...

13 January 2019

New Croft Centre Newcastle

Croft Centre staff keep up the splendid NHS provision in Newcastle: not only efficient and  very skilful but  above all caring ...

27 November 2018

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

Last updated on 28 June 2018.

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