The Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne is a specialist referral centre for patients living in the North East and beyond. Built in 1977, the hospital saw the relocation of several services from across Newcastle onto one site.
Since this time we have seen our teams of experts build an international reputation for its pioneering approach with healthcare at its best, with people at its heart.
The services at the Freeman Hospital range from hip and knee replacements and digital hearing aids to multi organ transplantation. Our specialists offer pioneering treatments for complex liver, pancreatic, kidney and heart related diseases. We also treat of all types of cancer.
Centre for excellence
The Freeman Hospital’s Cardiothoracic Centre is a regional and national centre for excellence for respiratory and cardiac care. The centre is the only hospital in the country to provide the full range of cardiothoracic surgery for adults and children under one roof.
The Freeman Hospital’s Institute of Transplantation, is the first of its kind in the UK. It is one of the most experienced and successful solid organ transplant centres in the UK. We have over 30 years of experience providing adult transplants for heart, lungs, heart and lungs, liver, kidneys, kidney & pancreas.
The Freeman is where the first successful heart transplant on a child was carried out. It was also the site for the first single and dual lung transplants in Europe, and continues to have exceptional results.
Celebrating our achievements
Based at the Freeman Hospital, the Northern Centre for Cancer Care is the largest of its kind in the North of England providing state-of-the-art cancer care for the people of Newcastle and beyond, as well as world leading clinical research. It is also home to the region’s specialist Renal Services Centre where our experts recently celebrated 40 years of providing dialysis for the people of the North East.
The Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre is at the forefront of research into cancer offering patients access to early trials and potential new treatments.