Great North Childrens Hospital

0191 233 6161 Queen Victoria Road, New Victoria Wing, Royal Victoria Infirmary , Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4LP

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 6 ratings for this hospital


Great North Children's Hospital

The Great North Children’s Hospital is designed to be a nurturing environment - a place where children and their parents can feel more at ease, however long their stay.

Staffed by world-class doctors and nursing staff using the very latest equipment and medical techniques, we are caring for young people with a huge variety of conditions.

However, all of our patients will definitely have one thing in common. Being in hospital is not top of their list of things to do! That’s why we’ve included a 50-seat cinema that screens the very latest films, while the designers of our new ‘penthouse’ area at the children’s hospital should have a good idea of what teenagers want - they’re teenagers themselves. And because we know that kids of all ages need their own space, three out of four of the hospital’s 245 beds are in private ensuite rooms. The bathrooms and sleeping area for parents are all part of a very distinctive environment to create privacy and positively  enhance the experience and well being for patients, their families and friends.

The Services and Facilities include: 

  • Spacious and airy environment for our inpatients. There are 246 beds, with 75% in single rooms with ensuite facilities. 
  • The purpose built Teenage Cancer Unit with its ‘Penthouse’. 
  • Five dedicated paediatric operating theatre suites and two of these are state of the art laparoscopic theatres. 
  • First class facilities to allow parents to stay overnight. 
  • An ‘Amazing Interactives’ 3D system which aids distraction therapy (and gives fun) to children. 
  • MediCinema - a new 50 seat cinema to benefit children - blockbuster movies can be viewed with nursing staff, family members and carers in attendance.
  •  The Bridges School within The Great North Children’s Hospital provides accommodation, a classroom and ‘breakout’ space to support education of children within the hospital environment.
  • Radio Lollipop studio - tremendous fun and entertainment!

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Contact details, map and directions

Great North Childrens Hospital

Tel: 0191 233 6161

Address: Queen Victoria Road, New Victoria Wing, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4LP


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Departments and services

The Great North Children’s Hospital (GNCH) offers an unparalleled breadth of expertise in child healthcare, providing a wider range of tertiary services, secondary and primary paediatric care than any other hospital outside of London.

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Quality of service at Great North Childrens Hospital

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

75%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 734 responses. 14634 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test Score: Community

95%Patients recommend this hospital. 93 responses.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

95%Patients recommend this hospital. 1226 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

97%staff recommend this hospital for care. 734 responses. 14634 staff work at this trust.

Latest reviews of this hospital

Ward 2b

The staff on this ward are amazing and don’t get the credit they deserve. Thank you for always looking after me!

9 March 2019

Can never thank you enough

I was staying with my 8 year old boy who needed an operation. This was his second time in this hospital and although he hated every minut...

14 December 2018

1A is amazing

I have just got out of hospital and I stayed on ward 1a. I had also been in earlier in the year. The staff on the ward are so friendly an...

9 June 2018

A months stay

My grandson was in this hospital for a month, which is quite a distance from his home, initially in the peadiatric intensive care ward t...

28 May 2018

A credit to the NHS

Outstanding care for my daughter recently admitted to ward 1b for the second time. All staff from the consultant to the domestics are tru...

23 January 2018

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Last updated on 11 May 2017.

Information supplied by The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust