1. South Tyneside District Hospital

  2. Sunderland Eye Infirmary

  3. Sunderland Royal Hospital

  4. Durham Treatment Centre

  5. Palmer Community Hospital (Jarrow)

  6. Clarendon (Jarrow)

  7. Sunderland Children’s Centre

  8. Elmville Unit, Monkton Hall (Jarrow)

  9. St Benedict’s Hospice (Ryhope)

  10. Haven Court, South Tyneside


What we provide at South Tyneside and Sunderland Hospitals

Some of our outstanding facilities

  • State of the art critical care unit

  • Chemotherapy / infusion treatment unit

  • Day of surgery admission unit

  • Dedicated urology treatment centre

  • Centralised pre-admission assessment clinic

  • Cardiac catheterisation labs

  • World-class adult and children’s emergency departments – the first to be paper free at the point of care

  • Brand new Durham Treatment Centre

  • Recently refurbished Renal suite

  • Upgraded endoscopy unit and development of central scope cleaning department

  • 3D da Vinci surgical robot extended use to a range of specialities

  • Dedicated bariatric out-patient unit

  • Endovascular theatre – the first phase of our new specialist vascular unit

Why work for us?


We are a values based organisation that has a strong culture of openness and honesty and very much values every member of staff. We are a large teaching hospital with close links to our local universities.


Our team is the backbone of our organisation and ensures that we provide safe, high quality patient care and excellent patient experience. Working with us you will be fully supported, but encouraged to develop your skills and knowledge with the help of our experienced and friendly team.


We have a highly enthusiastic and experienced faculty of trainers who ensure a balanced workload and encourage trainees to develop autonomy with appropriate support.  Learning and teaching are integrated into service provision providing trainees with numerous opportunities to acquire practical experience.

Educational opportunities across both sites are open to trainees at both of our hospitals, and training posts have been integrated where there has been potential to improve quality.


Our Path to Excellence transformation programme across South Tyneside and Sunderland is exploring new and innovative ways of delivering high quality, joined up, sustainable care that will benefit local people both now and in the future. It’s an exciting time to train with us.


We have a long standing ‘train the trainers’ programme, which is mapped to the new GMC requirement for trainers. We were also involved in the successful bid to develop a new medical school at the University of Sunderland. 

Simulation training

Our trainees have access to first-class simulation training from our dedicated simulation suites. We also have access to University of Sunderland’s wonderful simulation facility and immersive suite. 


First class research and innovation

We have a dedicated research and innovation team who support and develop ideas. The  award winning work of our team is renowned regionally, nationally and internationally and many of our colleagues are involved in wider projects and sit on national and international boards and councils


Gold standard Armed Forces Friendly employer

We hold the gold award from the Ministry of Defence for the work we do to support colleagues who are involved, or want to be involved with the armed forces and have also signed the Armed Forces Covenant.


Unique opportunities

We offer our trainees a unique and valuable opportunity to undertake clinical programmes in Walawalkar Hospital in Dervan, on India’s west coast, as part of our partnership with SVJC charitable trust. The main purpose of the trips to Walawalkar Hospital is to educate, perform and assist surgical procedures as well as check medical equipment to improve patient safety in the hospital. Funds raised for SVJC Charitable Trust support some of the air travel costs and shipments of donated equipment.   

"Sunderland is very supportive with good learning opportunities."

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a trainee at Sunderland Royal Hospital."

"I have really enjoyed my time at Sunderland. Moving from the south to a new area was daunting, however everyone has been so friendly and supportive that I couldn’t have wished for a smoother transition."

"Great clinical supervisor, very proactive, takes an interest in ensuring e-portfolio requirements are met."

"Excellent Educational Supervisor, very thorough and supportive."

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