South Tyneside District Hospital

0191 404 1000 Harton Lane , South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE34 0PL

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 43 ratings for this hospital



  • Braille translation service (not answered)
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled WC (not answered)
  • Induction loop
  • Text Relay (not answered)
  • Signing service available
  • Wheelchair access
  • Step free access (not answered)


  • Access to TV
  • Internet access
  • Public telephone
  • Family accommodation (not answered)
  • Mobile phones permitted (not answered)
  • Private rooms only (not answered)
  • Single sex accommodation only (not answered)

Faith services

  • Prayer area (not answered)
  • On-site chapel (not answered)

The Chapel is situated on the ground floor, Ingham Wing near to the Staff Restaurant.
It is open 24 hours per day for all to use. All of the Chaplains can be contacted via the Trust’s bleep system when on site. Due to the flexibility of the service the Chaplains do not attend site on fixed days or times but to coincide with patient and hospital needs. Out of hours or when not on site they can be contacted via the switchboard, which also has a list of contacts for all other faiths. They obtain information daily regarding patients’ religious status and wards and department are able to request visits for specific patients by leaving details on an answering machine. Specific weekly services are carried out within the Chapel on Saturdays and Sundays and at all other times it is available as a place of solitude and for quiet private prayer. The room is available 24 hours per day for those of other faiths and has recently been able to provide a quiet prayer room not far from the Chapel.  Within the room there are no religious symbols and early reports show that it has been well received and used by other faiths for prayer and contemplation

Food and amenities on-site

  • Cafe
  • Patient library (not answered)
  • Pharmacy
  • Shop

Patients with interpreting service needs, please request in advance of any health care treatment via your GP.

Our hospitals are proud to be smoke-free. No smoking is allowed on any Trust premises, Trust grounds or estate. Please speak to your GP or call 0800 169 0 169 or Text GIVE UP with your full postcode to 88088 for advice and help on giving up.


  • Car Parking
  • Cycle parking
  • Disabled parking

Car parking at South Tyneside District Hospital site is strictly controlled with separate areas being allocated for staff and visitors parking.

Staff parking is by pre-issued parking permit whilst visitor parking is by ‘Pay and Display’

There are designated disabled bays - blue badge rules apply

Last updated on 12 July 2010.

Information supplied by South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust