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Each of our hospitals and the International Centre for Life are easy to access by public transport.
To help you plan your journey to hospital, visit the Nexus passenger transport website where you will find travel details for all public transport including bus routes, Metro, cross-Tyne ferry service, and local rail services.
The following websites may also help you plan your journey to hospital.
- Arriva North East or you can also download the Arriva North East app
- Go North East or you can download the Go North East app
- Stagecoach or you can also download the Stagecoach app
Nexus can be contacted on:
Telephone: 0191 202 0747 between 8:00am – 6:00pm 7 days a week to help with any specific public transport advice.
Some patients may be eligible for help towards their travel costs to hospital. You can find out more on our cashiers page.
Ambulance transport is available for patients who have a medical condition which means they are unable to make their own way to hospital.
If you feel that you need to request ambulance transport, please speak to your family doctor at least seven days before your hospital appointment.
Once booked, if you need to re-arrange this transport please contact the Ambulance Bureau as soon as possible on:
- Telephone: 0191 233 6161
Please be aware that space on ambulances is limited. You can only be accompanied by a carer or relative if you have a specific medical need.
Ask the Ambulance Bureau staff for further information if you are unsure. You can get more information about using the Patient Transport Service