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Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm


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Disablement Services Centre

The Disablement Services Centre (DSC) is based in a building at the front of the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. 

The centre is home to a variety of services, including:


At the DSC, we have a range of facilities to make your visit more comfortable including:

  • reception area with coffee bar (open from 10.00am to 12.00pm). 
  • drinks machines
  • food is not available after 12noon at the centre. The Freeman Hospital has other facilities
  • the centre is fully accessible to people with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs.

DSC opening hours:

The centre is open from:

  • Monday to Friday 
  • 8.30am to 4.30pm

How to find us

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The DSC’s main entrance faces onto Freeman Road on the Freeman Hospital site. To find us:

  • Come onto the Freeman Hospital site from Freeman Road
  • Turn immediately left to the DSC
  • The postcode of the centre is NE7 7AF.

How to get to the hospital

Transport to the DSC

Public transport

You can find out about getting to the Freeman Hospital by public transport.


Please contact your General Practitioner or relevant Ambulance Contact Centre, when requesting please ask them to book the ambulance to/from DSC2.

Attending by ambulance may mean a longer wait at the centre. You should bring any medication you need with you to your appointment.

Car parking

We have a limited number of disabled parking bays around the centre for patients who are registered Blue Badge holders.

When you come into the building, you need to report to the DSC reception and enter your car registration number into a machine.

Find out more about parking on the Freeman site.

Contact us

For more information about the Disablement Services Centre, please contact reception on:

  • tel: 0191 223 1184
  • Fax: 0191 223 1251


Newcastle DSC                                           
Freeman Hospital
Freeman Road      
High Heaton                                                
Newcastle upon Tyne
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