Great North Childrens Hospital

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

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 8 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 - Care

96%staff recommend this hospital for care. 1278 responses. 14215 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

73%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 1278 responses. 14215 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test Score: Community

91%Patients recommend this hospital. 100 responses.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

95%Patients recommend this hospital. 1241 responses.

Latest reviews of this hospital

Adimisions Ward

Try an avoid this ward at all costs. Most staff (not all) are miserable and unplleasent. Would be better staying in a dog kennel. Anythin...

15 October 2017

Excellent care given by majority of staff

My little one was admitted to ward 8a earlier this week. On arrival the nurse who showed us to the bed was great,went through everythin...

1 June 2017

Exceed expectation for health care services.

My son was hospitalised for 2 weeks in ward 1 for his respiratory condition. I would like to convey my deepest appreciation for the respi...

23 February 2017

Children's day centre urology

The staff were amazing . Lots of toys and interactive games to keep the children's minds occupied while waiting. A very relaxed atmospher...

27 January 2017

Commendable staff - RVI Newcastle Children's Hospital

I wish to express my sincere thanks to the very kind staff members. My son has been receiving treatment over the last couple of years and...

17 October 2016

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Last updated on 11 May 2017.

Information supplied by The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust