Welcome to City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
City Hospitals Sunderland is an Acute Trust providing a wide range of hospital services such as A&E, surgical and medical specialties, therapy services, maternity and paediatric care. We pride ourselves on the quality and range of care provided to the patients of Sunderland and the wider North East. Our vision is Excellence in Health, Putting People First and we aim to put our patients’ right to choice, respect and dignity at the heart of their treatment here.
We ensure our clinical practice remains at the forefront of medicine, seek to adopt innovative ways of working and deliver a strong performance culture which results in the Trust providing our local communities with some of the highest quality healthcare in England.
City Hospitals Sunderland was established as an NHS Trust in April 1994 and became an NHS Foundation Trust in July 2004.
The Trust operates from:
- Sunderland Royal Hospital (owned by the Trust)
- Sunderland Eye Infirmary (owned by the Trust)
- Ryhope General Hospital (on a limited basis)
- Monkwearmouth Hospital (on a limited basis)
and provides some outreach services at:
- Washington Galleries
- University Hospital of North Durham
- Shotley Bridge Hospital
- Hartlepool General Hospital
- South Tyneside General Hospital
The Trust has over 970 acute beds, an annual income of around £220m and fixed assets of £164m. We have a team of over 4,500 dedicated and committed staff.
The Trust provides a wide range of hospital services to a local community of 330,000 residents along with an increasing range of more specialised services provided to patients outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 750,000.
The Trust also provides a substantial range of community-based services, particularly within Family Care and Therapy Services.