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Trust profile

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country.

We offer the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK. Our hospitals have over 1,800 beds and we manage over 1.72 million patient ‘contacts’ every year. 

We provide innovative, high standard healthcare, including community services and primary care. Yet despite our size, complexity and national position we remain committed to the healthcare needs of local people.

Our flagship services include:

  • the Cardiothoracic Centre at the Freeman Hospital – the only centre in the UK to provide all complex cardiopulmonary surgery including heart and lung transplants for both children and adults
  • the Great North Children’s Hospital which cares for our younger generation for the whole region as far north as Berwick in the borders and across to Cumbria in the west and down into North Yorkshire on the south end of the region.
  • our major Trauma Centre at the Royal Victoria Infirmary serving a population of more than 3 million.

You can see our full service portfolio.

Did you know?

  • We manage over 1.72 million patient 'contacts' every year
  • We have 1,800 beds in our hospitals across the city of Newcastle
  • We have around 13,500 members of staff making us one of the largest employers in the North East

Delivering high profile national services through experts in their field

The Trust attracts and retains some of the country’s most highly respected healthcare experts, with clinical teams led by around 750 consultants – many of whom are honorary academic consultants based at Newcastle University. Our consultants are at the cutting edge - nationally and internationally - for the latest developments in the fields of ageing, stem cell, cancer, genetics and transplantation.

With around 13,500 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level.

Strong track record in financial management

With an annual turnover of around £970million, the Newcastle Hospitals has a sound financial standing and has just completed its ninth year as a Foundation Trust during which all financial plans and performance targets were achieved. 

We are committed to investing in our infrastructure to ensure continual provision of the highest quality services and have recently completed one of the country’s largest capital investment schemes in excess of £304m. This investment included the unveiling of the UK’s very first Institute of Transplantation, dedicated to all forms of solid organ transplant surgery.

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