The Institute also acts as a development hub for skills and experience across medical, surgical, nursing and support teams who share expertise and exchange skills.
Newcastle has a long and successful history of caring for patients with end-stage organ failure. We have nationally and internationally acclaimed transplant specialists practicing in the Institute, whose vast breadth of expertise and commitment to providing the best possible healthcare has resulted in an exceptional standing in the field.
Centralising both physical and professional services within in-patient and day-patient settings, optimising resources and developing a strong multi-disciplinary medical and nursing team, this new approach to transplant care is the first of its kind.
The Institute offers a unique opportunity for ground-breaking research into new ways of using ‘high-risk’ organs, and getting the best out of those we have, while keeping those already transplanted going for as long as possible.
The Institute offers an essential link between the NHS and the University of Newcastle. Transplant research has been one of the University’s key academic strengths, and the Institute of Transplantation has fostered collaboration between transplant research groups at the University.
This partnership translates research into common practices, and enables delivery of potential
clinical therapeutic stem cell approaches, fosters clinical trials with novel drugs, and provides a unique national resource for training in transplantation.
The Freeman Hospital is one of the most experienced
and successful solid organ transplant centres in the
country, with over thirty years of experience providing
adult transplants for heart, lungs, heart & lungs, liver,
kidneys, kidney and pancreas and, more recently,
The Freeman Hospital also provides heart and lung
transplants for children, with other organ transplant
surgery carried out by specialist paediatricians based at
the Great North Children’s Hospital at the Royal Victoria