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Freeman Hospital

(0191) 233 6161

How to find us

The Freeman Hospital is situated towards the north of the city in High Heaton and can be easily accessed by public transport or by car. If you have a sat nav, you can use our postcode - NE7 7DN - to find us easily.

There are over 400 public car park spaces in the two main car parks at the front of the hospital, and a further 200 spaces on levels 0 and 1 of the multi-storey car park at the rear of the hospital, opposite the Northern Centre for Cancer Care. Please note that all other levels are for staff parking only.

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 such as driving or flying.

Level 3

Main Entrance


Cardiothoracic Entrance

Level 4

Main Entrance

  • 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


Cardiothoracic Entrance

  • Ward 30 - Adult Cardiothoracic Surgical Ward

Level 5 - Main Entrance

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

Level 7 - Main Entrance

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Parking area

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Disabled Parking

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Train station

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Bus stop

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Metro station

Wayfinder Kiosk

Wayfinder Kiosk

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Entrance / Main entrance

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Public Transport

To help you get in and around Newcastle more easily, link onto the Nexus Tyne & Wear passenger transport website. Here you will find travel details for all public transport including bus routes into and out of the city centre, the extensive underground Metro system, the cross Tyne ferry service, and local rail services.

If you are travelling by Metro or Bus Services, the nearest station to the Hospital is "Longbenton".


Exit at Lonbenton.

Bus Services

Should you require further information regarding Public Transport please go to or Travel Telephone 0871 2002233.

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.

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