Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is based in the Chester Wing Outpatient Department of Sunderland Royal Hospital.   There are outreach clinics and surgical lists at University Hospital of North Durham (UHND), Shotley Bridge Hospital (SBH) and South Tyneside District Hospital (STFT).   Our surgical inpatient ward at SRH is C33.


We work closely with other specialties to offer a range of acute and routine maxillofacial services including

  • Trauma
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hard and soft tissue surgery and reconstruction
  • Dentoalveolar surgery


Within the outpatient department there are regular new and review patient clinics staffed by SHOs, middle grades and consultants. A range of minor surgical procedures are undertaken in the outpatient department under local anaesthetic and intravenous sedation. We also have a daily laceration clinic.


Weekly multidisciplinary meetings are held for patients with head and neck cancers working in partnership with oncologists in Newcastle. 


Head and Neck Cancer Services include reconstructive surgery, specialist nurse, dietetic, dental and speech and language support.


Please note we don’t offer any routine dental treatment and dental problems should be referred to the appropriate Community Dental Service or out of hours emergency dental service.



Clinical Director
Mr David Keith – 0191 565 6256 ext 49135

Directorate Manager   
Jeanette Unwin – 0191 565 6256 ext 42880

Julie Mills – 0191 565 6256 ext 49376