The Northern Centre for Cancer Care, on our Freeman Hospital site, is the largest of its kind in the north of England, providing state-of-the-art cancer care as well as world-leading clinical research.
The Great North Children’s Hospital is one of the UK’s leading major children’s medical centres, based in the centre of Newcastle.
The hospital offers an extensive range of children’s services with its own accident and emergency department , specialist wards and operating theatres providing treatment for children and young people nationally and internationally.
Being in hospital can be daunting and worrying experience for children and young people. We want young patients and their families to have the best experience possible.
The hospital is bright and welcoming, with a 50 seat cinema where children can relax and watch the latest blockbusters.
We have rooms in our hospitals which are available for quite reflection and prayer for a variety of faiths. Our chaplaincy team holds Muslim prayer in both the Freeman Hospital Chapel and St Luke’s Chapel at the RVI.
Training and education
Our dedicated training centres provide teams with access to a range of courses and hands-on training. This includes two simulation centres and facilities at the Newcastle Surgical Training Centre, which provide clinicians and surgeons from the UK and Europe with opportunities to learn the latest techniques in a real-life environment.
Our clinical and surgical work is supported by teams of skilled and dedicated scientists, who work in our pharmacy and laboratory teams to support precision diagnostics and medicine.
The surgical training centre has a national and international reputation for providing a specialist resource for endoscopic and robotic skills.
Through high quality research facilities at our hospital sites, and with partners including Newcastle University, we have cutting-edge studies and trials taking place in most clinical departments, covering many disease areas.
Our consultants are closely aligned with academia and work across the NHS and the university, which means the latest research is translated into patient care and treatment.
The progress our teams make, the new procedures and treatments they develop, benefit the health and well-being of thousands of people around the region, country and globe.
Find out more about our research here