Ear Nose & Throat Service (ENT)
Contact: 0191 213 7699 - Mrs Jean Applegarth, Directorate Manager for ENT Services
Local ENT Clinics for Gateshead Residents
We are working closely with local GPs so that we can provide you with ENT clinics that are quick and easy to get to with excellent public transport and free parking.
Our ENT clinics are run by our highly experienced Consultants supported by specially trained ENT nurses and with direct access to an Audiologist. Then if you do need further treatment you can be assured you will continue to be looked after by our specialists at the North East's most advanced ENT centre at the Freeman Hospital.
Our new clinics are located at:
Whickham Cottage Medical Centre on Rectory Lane in Whickham
All day every Thursday
Fell Tower Medical Centre on Durham Road in Low Fell
All day every Tuesday
For more information ring 0191 213 7633 or talk to your GP,.
The North East's most advanced and efficient ENT service you can find
We are the largest and most advanced centre for Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) problems in the North of England, providing a comprehensive range of emergency and non-emergency services for both children and adults. Our teams of experienced clinicians are at the leading edge of ENT healthcare and are committed to ensuring that you receive the best care possible, in a clean and friendly environment.
The ENT casualty clinic at Freeman Hospital is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for emergency GP referrals. For less severe cases, our specialist nurses can provide you with expert help on allergies, ear care and assessing the need for and arranging tonsils surgery. We even have a dedicated paediatric ENT nurse who is specially trained to carry out ENT examinations on children, with the minimum of fuss and anxiety.
Specialist services with a personal touch
Our expertise is recognised by hospitals from across the region who refer their more complex cases to us due to the skills, facilities and specialist services we provide. We can also call on additional expertise from colleagues in other specialisms, such as neurosurgery.
Our ENT department includes the Northern Head and Neck Cancer Unit, where our surgeons perform complex head and neck tumour surgery, with a fast-track system that guarantees you’ll be seen within two weeks. We also have a specialist Macmillan head and neck cancer nurse to make sure you can benefit from first rate care and support throughout your treatment pathway.
We are home to the Northern Ear Implant Centre, dedicated to hearing restoration and the sole providers in the North East for state-of-the-art Bone Anchored Hearing Aids and RetroX implants.
If you need an operation, we try and avoid open surgery through techniques such as endoscopic sinus surgery. This is a ground-breaking procedure for treating pituitary tumours in the brain using remotely-controlled probes. Because it avoids the need for open surgery, you have a more rapid and less stressful recovery, with no scarring.
We also provide a regional Speech and Language Therapy Service for patients with voice, speech and swallowing problems - this is the only service led by a professor of speech therapy in the UK.