We are a teaching hospital and are closely associated with Newcastle University Medical School - acknowledged nationally for its research and development profile and capability which continues to challenge and inform patient treatment and care.

A number of our directorates are designated ‘academic clinical directorates’ which build on our track record for leading-edge clinical research and development and supports our academic and teaching portfolio.

Our inpatient clinical services are based on two major hospital sites - the Royal Victoria Infirmary and the Freeman Hospital.

  • The Royal Victoria Infirmary site is the acute admitting site with the Great North Trauma and Emergency Centre together with acute medical services, including one of the UK’s largest maternity units and the Great North Children’s Hospital.

  • The Freeman site is of a more elective nature with surgical services, cardiothoracic services, transplantation, and the Northern Centre for Cancer Care.  

We also have various sites throughout the city which include: 


  • Working in partnership, Newcastle Hospitals and Newcastle University have created the UK's very first Campus for Ageing and Vitality. Our vision is for Newcastle's west end to become nationally and internationally-renowned as a leader in ageing and health.


  • At the International Centre for Life we provide specialist genetic services for the whole of the northern region and the Newcastle Fertility Centre.


  • At Newcastle’s Dental Hospital we provide specialist dental service for the northern region. 

Georgina Clarke

"I chose to train in Newcastle because it is a great city and a few of my friends came here for foundation year and absolutely loved it. Everyone is really supportive, wants the best from you and wants you to do well."



Ravi Mistry

"The deanery and hospitals here are really keen to take into account trainees experiences, they frequently ask us for feedback and they actually do respond to it, which does make a change, it feels like your voice is being heard."

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