NaillQuinn_720x405.jpgThe Niall Quinn Children’s Children Centre (NQCC) is our children’s outpatient department at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

The NQCC is a 10 consultation room children’s outpatient, purposed designed stand-alone department. It has direct access to the main hospital and the paediatric wards. The NQCC sees children requiring the following speciality; general paediatrics, respiratory, allergies, diabetes, epilepsy, endocrine, neuro-disability, gastroenterology and holds a weekly paediatric cardiac clinic held in the Neonatal Unit.

Open hours: Monday – Friday 08.30 – 17.00 closed all bank holidays and weekends.

Directions and transport

Kayll Road
Tyne & Wear

Getting Here

By Bus

Sunderland Royal Hospital, where the Niall Quinn Centre is based, is well served by bus routes and the following bus stops are directly outside of the hospital: Royal Hospital Kayll Road F; Royal Hospital Chester Road B; Royal Hospital Chester Road A; Royal Hospital Kayll Road E; Royal Hospital Hylton Road H.
For more information, please check public transport information with Traveline (0870 608 2608) for up-to-date advice on all bus, train and metro services in the area.

We advise that you plan your bus journey using the latest information here:

If you're travelling between South Tyneside and Sunderland, you can find out more handy info here.

By Metro

The nearest Metro station for Sunderland Royal Hospital is Millfield on Hylton Road. It is approximately a ten-minute walk from the station to the hospital.

By Car

Sunderland Royal Hospital operates a pay on exit car-parking system to keep cark parks available and secure. There are payment kiosks near to all main entrances and machines accept cash and card. Type in your registration number when you are leaving the car park and follow the simple payment instructions.

If you are travelling by car, we advise you to allow plenty of time to find a parking space, as spaces aren’t always guaranteed. Dedicated parking for patients and visitors is available at Chester Wing, Hylton Road and out multi-story car parks. A parking map is available here:

Sunderland Royal Hospital parking.pdf

By Train

Sunderland train station is in the town centre and is approximately 1½ miles away, if travelling by train you will need to get the Northern Line.

By Bike

Cycle maps are available from Sunderland City Council.

Using an Older Person's Concession Travel Pass

Older person's concession travel passes are not usually valid before 9.30 am. However, if you do have an appointment in the morning and need to travel before 9.30 am, you are able to use earlier buses as long as you show your hospital appointment card or letter to the driver.

Car parking

Parking charges

Up to 20 minutes - Free
Up to 1 hour - £2.00
Up to 2 hours - £3.00
Up to 4 hours - £4.50
Up to 24 hours - £8.00
Weekly pass - £10.00

Blue badge holders

All disabled badge holders must be registered on our system, in order to avoid being issued with a parking charge notice.  If you park on site or wish to park on site and you have not registered your details you can:

  • Complete the online blue badge registration form
  • Contact security at Sunderland Royal Hospital Main Entrance on Kayll Road (B level)
  • Use one of the dedicated telephone facilities situated at all main entrances immediately after parking.

Blue Badge holder registration form

Please note: if you use more than one vehicle, please register each vehicle.

How to pay

We have a new ‘pay on exit’ system at Sunderland Royal Hospital, Sunderland Eye Infirmary and at The Children’s Centre on Durham Road, making it much simpler for you to pay for parking at the end of your visit. If you are a regular visitor you may wish to purchase a discounted monthly permit.

The pay on exit kiosks will be situated near to all main entrances on the Sunderland Royal site, as well as at Sunderland Eye Infirmary and The Children’s Centre on Durham Road. Using the latest touch screen technology, you will be given multiple payment options, including the ability to pay by coins and notes, or to pay by card or contactless.

You will be asked to input your registration details. If you input them incorrectly please contact security immediately at Main Reception, Kayll Road.

Parking Charge Notice (PCN)

Cars not parked in an authorised bay or parked without paying the correct tariff or permit will be issued with a PCN. There is a facility to pay your parking fees on exit from the car park.


Car parking is monitoring using the ParkingEye system. It utilises number plate recognition technology to capture the number plates of all vehicles entering and exiting Trust sites.

Photographic evidence is then coupled with the timing of the vehicles within the car parks, as well as any payments made using the pay machines or Pay by Phone services, resulting in an accurate picture of car park usage. Parking charges are generated and issued to those motorists parked inappropriately or who are in breach of terms and conditions, such as non-payment.