The Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne is a specialist referral centre for patients living in the North East and beyond.
Our teams of clinical experts have an international reputation for pioneering and high quality services, ranging from joint replacement and digital hearing aids, to heart surgery and multi-organ transplantation.
Our specialists offer innovative treatments for cancer care, complex liver, pancreatic, kidney, lung and heart-related diseases.
The Freeman Hospital’s cardiothoracic centre is a regional and national centre of excellence for lung and heart care. It is the place in the country that provides the full range of heart and lung (cardiothoracic) surgery for adults and children under one roof.
“My father had aortic stent surgery at Freeman. The level of professionalism, service and human connection went above our expectations. Our family cannot thank enough the Freeman team.”Feedback via www.nhs.uk, 2023
With several decades’ experience in adult transplants for heart, lungs, liver, kidneys and pancreas, our Institute of Transplantation, is one of the most experienced and successful solid organ transplant centres, and the first of its kind, in the UK.
The Freeman is where the first successful heart transplant on a child was carried out and it was also the site for the first single and dual lung transplants in Europe.
“…the experience we received at Newcastle for my son’s heart defect was outstanding. The care we had was amazing, the staff were beautiful from start to finish. The whole experience wasn't medicalised, it was normalised for the children. Be proud children's heart unit outpatients, you were superb!”Patient feedback via www.nhs.uk, 2023
Our 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.
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.
The Freeman Hospital is also home to the region’s specialist renal services centre, where our experts recently celebrated 40 years of providing dialysis for people across the north east.
“Fantastic hospital, staff in renal transplant and throughout the various specialist wards are highly skilled and dedicated to the work they do. Saved my life.”Patient feedback via www.nhs.uk, 2023
Day treatment centre
In September 2022, our new purpose-built day treatment centre opened, providing space for thousands more operations and procedures, helping to tackle waiting list pressures.Site map – Freeman Hospital