Find out how to contact City Hospitals Sunderland with media requests or enquiries.

Media Enquiries

The Communications Team is the first point of contact for all media calls regarding our services. Contact the team directly for information, filming and interview requests - please do not contact individual members of staff directly. For media enquiries during office hours (Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm) please:

Email: media@chsft.nhs.uik

Tel: 0191 565 6256 ext 42902

For urgent out-of-hours media enquiries please contact the on-call manager via Switchboard (0191 565 6256).

Press Releases

Visit our News section for the latest press releases from the Trust.

Patient Confidentiality

We place great emphasis on the need for the strictest confidentiality in respect of our patients. We will not divulge any information about a patient unless we are given permission from the individual, their guardian or their next of kin. All requests for interviewing/photographing patients must be made through the Communications Team. We strongly believe in respecting the rights of our patients to keep their clinical details confidential.

Condition checks

These will be done only if the journalist making the request has the name of the patient concerned and the patient or his/her next of kin gives consent. Please do not phone the wards directly but contact the communications department.

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Kayll Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR4 7TP

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Queen Alexandra Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR2 9HP

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