About us

Who we are


Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1billion. Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.


We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.


Our vision


Our vision expresses our collective aspiration and purpose. It summarises our desire to achieve the highest standards in service delivery, improve health for local people and capitalise on our world class expertise and research capability. We will build on our history of proud and caring staff, delivering excellent healthcare and outstanding performance.

Achieving local excellence and global reach through compassionate and innovative healthcare, education and research. Our values were developed wholly by our staff and guide everything that we do as we grow to achieve our vision. Read more about our vision and values at www.newcastle-hospitals.nhs.uk/about/trust/vision-mission/