As part of the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the Freeman Hospital delivers a wide range of advanced, patient-focused healthcare to patients from Newcastle, the North East and beyond. Our services range from hip and knee replacements and digital hearing aids, to the latest developments in treating complex liver, pancreatic, kidney and heart related diseases, as well as the treatment of all types of cancer.
The Freeman Hospital is home to the UK’s first Institute of Transplantation which provides the very best transplantation outcomes for patients. We already have an international reputation for our pioneering expertise in transplant surgery and carried out the UK's first successful baby heart transplant in 1987, as well both the first single and double lung transplants in Europe.
Some of the unique facilities of the Freeman Hospital are outlined below:
The Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC) and provides the full repertoire of specialist cancer care and was the first in the UK to offer leading edge radiotherapy technology having both Primatom and Tomotherapy machines which treat patients more accurately than ever before and we are one of a few selected units to deliver both SRS and SABR technology. NCCC is also home to the Region’s Blood Marrow Transplant (BMT) Service for blood related cancers such as leukaemia.
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.
We are the only hospital in the country to provide the full range of Cardiothoracic Surgery for adults and children under one roof and we run the UK’s largest primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) programme covering the whole of the North East with one of the shortest ‘call to treatment times’. The Regional Cardiothoracic Centre is also home to one of the country’s largest respiratory departments specialising in bronchiectasis, complex asthma and pulmonary hypertension.
Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) which includes Europe’s largest Bone Anchored Hearing Aid or BAHA Programme and the Region’s Head and Neck Cancer specialists.
Medical specialties including gastroenterology and bowel disorders, liver medicine.
Musculo Skeletal Services including our award winning Rheumatology Department and Orthopaedic Surgeons.
A Specialist Sleep Studies Team - one of only a few in the UK - cares for patients with a wide range of sleeping disorders.
Both the Newcastle Surgical Training Centre and the SIM Centre provide high quality training to surgeons and other healthcare professionals from all over the UK and Europe.
Radiological services include X-rays, CT and MRI scans, Ultrasound and Fluoroscopy, Nuclear Medicine and Bone Mineral Assessment. We also carry out specialist Interventional Radiology, for example angiography, aortic stent insertion or bleeding vessel embolisation.
Renal Services which include the Region’s state of the art Dialysis Unit.
Surgical Services including Colorectal, Endoscopy, Hepato-pancreato-biliary, and Vascular and transplantation of all solid organs including hearts, lungs, kidneys, livers and pancreas.
The North East’s Regional Urology Centre is recognised as having one of the top clinical research programmes in Europe and is a leading centre for the use of da Vinci robotic surgical techniques.