Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1billion.
We have a strong history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country, supporting people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 6,000 patients contacts every day, delivering high standards of healthcare from:
- Freeman Hospital
- Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI)
- The Campus for Ageing and Vitality (former Newcastle General Hospital site)
- Newcastle Dental Hospital
- Newcastle Fertility Centre
- Northern Centre for Cancer Care, North Cumbria
- Northern Genetics Service
- Cramlington Manor Walks
We are proud to nurture a culture of innovation and pioneering care, through our range of flagship services which are supported by state-of-the-art diagnostics in both radiology and pathology.
Leaders in research, development and pioneering treatments
We are leaders in healthcare research and development across a wide range of specialisms, delivering benefits not only for today’s patients but for generations to come.
Much of our clinical work and services are underpinned by a world-class programme of research and innovation, which is strengthened through our partnerships with:
- North East and North Cumbria Academic Health Science Network
- National Institute for Health Research
- Northern Health Science Alliance and Newcastle Academic Health Partners – a collaboration between the Trust, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University which focuses on improving the health and opportunities for people living in Newcastle and the surrounding area.
Our partnership working with Newcastle University focuses on key areas which are important to all our futures, including stem cell research, genetics, ageing and vitality.
Much of our research is only possible through the important partnerships we also have with patients, other NHS organisations, universities, the local authority and charitable bodies.
Through our strong focus on clinical research, we are able to stay the forefront of pioneering treatments such as transplantation, mitochondrial donation at the Newcastle Fertility Centre – a form of IVF in which the future baby’s mitochondrial DNA comes from a donor egg to avoid inherited diseases – and PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis, a drug to prevent HIV).
Newcastle patients, both children and adults, were amongst the first in the world to receive CAR-T cell therapy, which marks a new era of personalised medicine for treating lymphoma and leukaemia.
Newcastle Hospitals belongs to the north east’s NIHR Medtech and Invitro Diagnostics Co-operative (MICs) and works with Diagnostics North East as part of a strategic partnership bringing together the various components of a unique and innovative infrastructure to aid diagnostic development for industry and academia.
Through our North East Innovation Lab, we work with developers from across the world to evaluate and validate new diagnostic products, assessing their performance using our extensive biobank of clinical samples, on their journey to mainstream use.
The NIHR Biomedical Research Centre in Ageing & Long-Conditions continues to provide infrastructure for a volume of leading edge research in ageing and long-term conditions.
Chief Executive: Dame Jackie Daniel