Sunderland Royal Hospital

0191 565 6256 Kayll Road , Sunderland, SR4 7TP

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 381 ratings for this hospital


Excellence in Health, Putting People First

Sunderland Royal Hospital is a 970-bedded acute hospital which is part of City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust.

Our vision outlines our commitment to "Excellence in Health, Putting People first". We are committed to high quality, safe and personal care for each patient. Our patients are treated in clean, comfortable surroundings with privacy and dignity.

Our most recent additions are a new ward block for medical patients and the Chester Lodge.  Our aim is to treat patients promptly and with care in all hospital settings.


The visiting hours are outlined below.  Close friends and family members may visit seriously ill patients at any time, following discussion with the nurse in charge.

Adult wards  

2 pm until 4 pm         
6 pm until 8 pm (Ward B20 and D47 - 6.30 pm until 8 pm)

If these times are difficult for you, please speak to the nurse in charge. Please do not feel that you have to stay for the whole of this time.

Intensive Care Unit and Coronary Care Unit

Visiting hours will be discussed on an individual basis.

Children's wards

Parents are invited to stay with the child during the hospital admission.  Other visitors with the parent's permission can visit between 8 am until 8 pm.

Maternity wards

Partners between 10 am and 8 pm.
All other visitors between 2 pm and 4 pm or 6 pm and 8 pm.


Contact details, map and directions

Sunderland Royal Hospital

Tel: 0191 565 6256   Fax: 0191 514 0220

Address: Kayll Road, Sunderland, SR4 7TP



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Quality of service at Sunderland Royal Hospital

This hospital is managed by City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

84%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 155 responses. 5148 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

98%Patients recommend this hospital. 89 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Inpatient

98%Patients recommend this hospital. 392 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

90%staff recommend this hospital for care. 155 responses. 5148 staff work at this trust.

Some services at this hospital are provided by other trusts. See the full list of departments for more information.

Latest reviews of this hospital

Exceptional care and staff

I have recently spent a few days in ward C33 following 8.5 hours of neck surgery for throat cancer and was naturally very anxious about e...

20 February 2019

terrible treatment

I found my self back on this ward to be seen by a doctor after i was sent home a few days earlier . being told that the pain I had was n...

16 February 2019


I saw the dietician today. He was extremely professional, informative and excellent communication. Please pass my thanks to him.

15 February 2019

Phlebotomy service

11.45ish i arrived to have bloods taken and was called in immediately. The phlebotomist used a wrong name and I corrected as I entered. S...

15 February 2019

Inadequate car park provision

I have attended the hospital many times over the past few years for tests & out-patients. I am currently attending weekly Hydrotherap...

13 February 2019

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Last updated on 20 April 2018.

Information supplied by City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust