Palmer Community Hospital

0191 402 8000 Wear Street , Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, NE32 3UX

3.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 9 ratings for this hospital


The Trust is responsible for acute hospital services in South Tyneside and a wide range of community health services in Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland. It is based at South Tyneside District Hospital in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, between Newcastle upon Tyne and Sunderland. It was selected as one of the Top 40 Hospitals in the country by the independent benchmarking company, CHKS - the seventh time in the last eight years.

We have 394 general, maternity and paediatric beds, and provide a full range of general secondary care hospital services. These include cancer services, specialised medicine, rehabilitation and older people's services, children's services and women's services. We provide community services across six streams of care – Planned Care, Children & Families, Palliative Care, Intermediate Care, Mental health and Learning Disabilities and Urgent Care.

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Palmer Community Hospital

Tel: 0191 402 8000

Address: Wear Street, Jarrow, Tyne and Wear, NE32 3UX



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Quality of service at Palmer Community Hospital

This hospital is managed by South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

66%staff recommend this hospital for care. 292 responses. 3697 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

49%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 292 responses. 3697 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Mental Health

98%Patients recommend this hospital. 153 responses.

Friends and Family Test Score: Community

98%Patients recommend this hospital. 1898 responses.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

92%Patients recommend this hospital. 87 responses.

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Latest reviews of this hospital

Palmers phlebotomy

Just wanted to say the staff in Jarrow are the best. Never more than a 30 minute wait. Totally reliable to find a vien and carry out thei...

4 November 2017

People love to complain

I had to have a blood test done and I have avoided going because I have heard such bad things about waiting times etc. However, I was ...

2 October 2017

Emergency dentists

I had to ring the 111 service recently because of terrible wisdom toothache that had me awake 3 days straight over the bank holiday weeke...

1 May 2017


Been signed up to the surgery since I was little however never go to the doctors often but it's definately gone down hill. From the recep...

31 March 2017

Not enough staff to take blood

I have been trying to get my bloods taken since November 2016. I work full time and everything I try and squeeze it in before my shift, t...

21 February 2017

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Last updated on 02 August 2011.

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