About Us

City Hospitals Sunderland was established as an NHS Trust in April 1994 and under the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 became an NHS Foundation Trust in July 2004.

The Trust provides a wide range of hospital services to a local community of around 350,000 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 860,000.  We also provide a substantial range of community based services, particularly within Family Care and Therapy Services.

The Trust operates from:

  • Sunderland Royal Hospital (owned by the Trust)
  • Sunderland Eye Infirmary (owned by the Trust)
  • The Children’s Centre, Durham Road (owned by the Trust
  • Monkwearmouth Hospital (on a limited basis)
  • Church View Medical Practice

and provides outreach services at:

  • Washington Galleries Health Centre
  • Grindon Lane Primary Care Centre
  • Bunny Hill Primary Care Centre
  • Washington Primary Care Centre
  • Hartlepool GeneralHospital
  • South Tyneside General Hospital
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead
  • Bishop Auckland General Hospital
  • University Hospital of North Durham
  • Shotley Bridge Hospital

The Trust has around 811 acute beds, an annual income of around £343.36m and fixed assets of £222.42m.  It employs around 5,140 people.