Specialist and Hospital care

If a GP or another member of our health care team believes you need hospital treatment or specialist care elsewhere, they will discuss referral to one of our local hospitals or specialist centres with you.

Our local hospitals include the Campus for Ageing and Vitality (formerly known as Newcastle General Hospital), Royal Victoria Infirmary and Freeman Hospital in Newcastle and Hexham General Hospital.

If you would like a copy of your referral letter please call at reception approximately one week later and we will provide you with a copy. If you are worried that there has been an undue delay in receiving your hospital appointment please inform us and we will look further into the matter.

The surgery is participating in the Choose and Book programme. Locally choice is available and we have some information about waiting times at the different hospitals in the local area. More information will become available in the future. Direct booking of hospital appointments is not available in this area yet but we will be offering this when it does. More information is available via the Choose and Book website. Leaflets about choose and book are available in the surgery.