Outstanding care

The Great North Children's Hospital is proud to be the only dedicated children's hospital in the UK to have been rated as 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Childrens Services

Childrens Services

Welcome to the Great North Children's Hospital

The Great North Children's Hospital (GNCH) at the RVI in Newcastle is one of only 14 major children’s medical centres in the UK.

We provide the full range of children’s health services, all tailored to each and every child – we call this patient-centred care.

You can find out about all our departments and services for children. You can also find out about the ward or clinic that you may be coming to.

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Children's Emergency Department

We provide 24-hour care for emergency admissions at the RVI, ensuring children are seen as quickly as possible.

You can also find out about a range of children's health issues which you might find useful.

Working and student electives with the GNCH

You can get more information about vacancies and student placements within the GNCH.

Services across the region

As well as our outpatient and inpatient services in Newcastle, we provide treatment for children across the whole of the North of England.

We work with other local hospitals to provide outpatient services within their facilities. This means your child may not have to travel too far to be seen by one of our specialists – speak to your doctor or nurse to see if your child can be treated closer to home.

We also receive patients from many other hospitals locally, nationally and from across the world who do not have the expertise to treat complex conditions. This includes the nationally renowned Bone Marrow Transplant Unit which provides treatment for children's immune and infectious diseases.

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Expert staff

Visiting hospital can be daunting for you and your family. So we try our best to minimise these worries. 

Your child will be cared for by:

  • Dedicated and experienced nursing staff
  • Our team of highly-trained consultants
  • Hospital play specialists and nursery nurses based on all our children’s wards
  • A whole range of hospital support staff dedicated to children  

Every member of staff has been specially trained to look after children, with some specialising in different ages - from newborns to teenagers.

You can find out more about the consultants and other senior staff who work here. You can also find out about the staff who work on the specific ward or clinic you are coming to.

More information

For more details about our Children's Services:

For patient transport information, please visit our NECTAR Service pages

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