How to find us
This page gives you details about travelling to the Freeman Hospital, a map and wards and units at the hospital.
The Freeman Hospital is at the north of Newcastle in High Heaton. It can be easily accessed by public transport or car. If you have a sat nav, our postcode is NE7 7DN.
Below is a map to help with directions, and links to websites with helpful information on local public transport and other ways of getting to Newcastle.
You can also get details about car parking on the site.
All wards and departments
Level 2 (Ground Level)
Having arrived on site, please use the following entrances:
Cardiothoracic Centre Entrance
NCCC and Renal Services Centre
Ward 25 - Adult Cardiothoracic Surgical Ward
Ward 25a - High Dependency unit
Ward 26 - Adult Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit
Ward 27 - Adult Cardiology Unit
Ward 38 - Adult Cardiothoracic Transplant Unit
- Ward 5 - Adult Surgical Ward specialising in bowel (colorectal) problems, and disorders of the liver and pancreas (hepatobiliary)
- Ward 6 - Adult General Surgical Ward - open Monday to Friday only
- Ward 7 - Adult General Surgical Ward specialising in vascular problems (part of the Regional Northern Vascular Centre)
- Endoscopy Unit
- Ward 30 - Adult Cardiothoracic Surgical Ward
Level 6 - Main Entrance
- Ward 13 - Acute Medical Conditions and Older People's Medicine
- Ward 14 - Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Unit
- Ward 15 - Older People's Medicine
- Ward 16 - General Medical Ward specialising in Gastric and Liver Conditions
Entrance / Main entrance
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To help you get around Newcastle more easily, visit the Nexus passenger transport website. Here you will find travel details for public transport including bus routes, the Metro underground system, cross-Tyne ferry, and local rail services.
The nearest station to the hospital is Longbenton. Exit the station and cross over Benton Park Road to Cosgrove Court. Follow the path at the end of Cosgrove Court to the rear of the hospital.
For information about public transport:
Bus services also link the Freeman with Regent Centre and the Quorum Business Park (services 554 and 555), and the Freeman with Regent Centre and Battle Hill via Benfield Road, Walkergate and Wallsend (service 553).
Park and Ride
There are a number of Park and Ride options to get to the hospital:
- Four Lane Ends Metro station: parking is £1 per day. Bus number 52 every 30 minutes to the Freeman and on to the Haymarket in Newcastle.
- Regent Centre, Gosforth: parking is £1 per day. Bus number 553 leaves every 30 minutes and calls at the Freeman. 12 minute journey time.
- Campus for Ageing and Vitality, Westgate Road: parking is £2 per 24 hours in the green zone. Use green zone ticket machines and show the ticket to the driver of bus number 46. Take 46 to the Haymarket and change to bus number 52. 30 minute journey time.
High speed rail links
Access to all our hospitals in Newcastle is easy with high speed rail links directly to Newcastle’s Central Station from many destinations in England and Scotland. We are less than an hour and a half away from both Leeds and Edinburgh, and you can get here directly from London Kings Cross, Peterborough Birmingham, Sheffield, Manchester and Glasgow in just 3 hours or less.
Find out more information on times and fares at the East Coast and Virgin Trains websites.
Driving to Newcastle
Newcastle is easily accessible if you are driving or prefer to travel by coach with major road routes straight to the centre from both the north (A1) and south (A1M) and from the west (A69).
This means you can get here from Carlisle in under an hour and a half, from Leeds, York and Sheffield in less than 2 hours and from Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow in 3 hours or less.
Fly direct to Newcastle International Airport
Newcastle’s International Airport is just 20 minutes away from the city centre which is easily accessible by the local Metro system, car or taxi. Direct flights are available in less than an hour from many parts of the UK and the Republic of Ireland, including Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, Exeter and London (Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted).
There are a number of daily connections with many major cities in Europe including Amsterdam, Brussels, Dusseldorf, and Paris and regular flights come and go from many other European destinations including Faro, Malaga, Murcia, Palma Mallorca and Tenerife, all accessible by reasonably priced airlines such as Easyjet, Jet2, Flybe and Ryanair.
Newcastle can also be reached directly from as far afield as Dubai, all year round, and Orlando, Florida and Toronto, Canada during the summer months when regular scheduled flights are available.
Click onto Newcastle International Airport to find out more about direct flights to Newcastle.