Great North Children's Hospital

Referral/Teaching Hospital | Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Hospital description

The Great North Children’s Hospital, opened November 2010, brings together most Children Services within the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust onto one site and provides modern, state-of-the-art facilities within an environment designed to meet the needs of ill children and young people.

It is one of the largest Children’s Hospitals in England outside London and, as a regional hub for paediatrics in the North East, the new children’s hospital offers a unique infrastructure for clinical and translational research for children and young people in our region.

Alongside the clinical services, Newcastle University hosts a vibrant academic programme of Paediatrics and Child Health, which was originally founded by Professor Sir James Spence in 1942 and was the first academic department of Child Health in England.

The Great North Children’s Hospital is designed to look as little like a hospital as possible. It’s a nurturing environment, a place where children and their parents can feel more at ease, however long their stay.

Staffed by world-class doctors and nursing staff using the very latest equipment and medical techniques, we are caring for young people with a huge variety of conditions.

However, all of our patients will definitely have one thing in common. Being in hospital is not top of their list of things to do! That’s why we’ve included a 50-seat cinema that screens the very latest films, while the designers of our new ‘penthouse’ area at the children’s hospital should have a good idea of what teenagers want – they’re teenagers themselves. And because we know that kids of all ages need their own space, three out of four of the hospital’s 245 beds are in private ensuite rooms. The bathrooms and sleeping area for parents are all part of a very distinctive environment to create privacy and positively enhance the experience and well being for patients, their families and friends.


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language English
Funding Status Public


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