Institute of Transplantation

ClientThe Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

LocationNewcastle upon Tyne

Project TypeHealthcare

CompletionApril 2011



The institute provides the Freeman Hospital with the UK’s first dedicated organ transplant facility.

Specialist care and treatment is offered to recipients and donors from diagnosis through treatment, recuperation and after care.

The building is equipped with four dedicated transplant theatres supported by a 22 bed critical care unit, delivering acute care to patients immediately pre and post operation.  A dedicated thirty bed inpatients ward caters for the extended recovery period and also includes facilities for dialysis and long term pre-operative care.

The outpatient clinic and screening ward, operating from the institute’s dedicated entrance, complete the treatment process.  Consulting rooms are used for diagnosis, testing and referrals.

The institute incorporates a bespoke education suite including a 100 seat lecture theatre, seminar rooms and conference facilities.

“The facility really is top class and the whole patient experience superb.”

Steven Bannister, Director of Estates and Facilities, Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust

“I think the design of the building is excellent, absolutely excellent.”

Professor Derek M Manas, Lead Transplant Surgeon, The Freeman Hospital

“The scheme has been very positively received by staff, patients and visitors.  Staff who were fully engaged in the design process have seen their ideas and suggestions come to fruition.  Patients find the environment light and airy with views from rooms to give them interest.  The facilities now provided enable patient care to be delivered to the very highest standard.  Visitors have commented that the environment takes some of the stress out of visiting family or friends.”

Mrs Helen Warlow, Directorate Support Manager, Freeman Hospital