SouthTynesidehospital5_720x405.jpgSouth Tyneside District Hospital provides acute hospital services in South Tyneside. We also provide a wide range of community health services across South Tyneside, Sunderland and Gateshead.

You can find us in South Shields, between Sunderland and Newcastle upon Tyne.

South Tyneside District Hospital is located here:

Directions and Transport


South Tyneside District Hospital, Harton Lane, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE34 0PL.

Main Switchboard: 0191 404 1000 


Getting Here

By Car

At South Tyneside District Hospital we operate a pay on exit car-parking system. If you are travelling by car, we advise you to allow plenty of time to find a parking space. Spaces aren’t always guaranteed. There is separate parking for staff, patients and visitors. If you are a patient or visitor, we ask that you please refrain from parking in staff only areas.

By Bus

If you are travelling here by bus, there are two bus stops on Harton Lane.

To help you plan your journey to hospital, visit the NEXUS website. Here you will find information on bus routes, a live travel map, timetables and a ticket finder.

Nexus Travel Info Centre is available in the Foyer of the Hospital, where you can receive local timetables and frequencies of the ferry, Metro and bus operators serving the Hospital.

By Metro

The nearest Metro station to the hospital is Tyne Dock. To help plan your journey to hospital, visit the NEXUS website.

By Bike

If you are travelling by bike, you can find information on cycle routes on the South Tyneside Council website.

Visit Go Smarter Go Active for cycle maps and planning your journey.

Folding bikes are allowed on the Metro at any time if fully folded.

Non-folding bikes can be taken on the Metro between Gateshead Stadium-South Shields/South Hylton (which includes Tyne Dock)

  • Monday to Friday 10am-3pm.
  • After 7pm.
  • Anytime at weekends. 

Each Metrocar has space for one non-folding bike located near the perch seat. The space is also used by wheelchair users and customers with pushchairs. These users have priority.

Cycle Racks are provided on site.

For more information on public transport and concessionary travel schemes visit Public Transport

Car Parking

There are parking charges at South Tyneside District Hospital.

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

How to pay

South Tyneside District Hospital operates a pay on exit car-parking system. We have new signage at South Tyneside District Hospital to assist drivers. The Parking machines are located in the following areas:

  • Ingham Wing Reception
  • Maternity (outside of the main door)
  • Maternity (next to the lifts)
  • Outpatients’ Department
  • Emergency Care Centre Reception

The parking machines take cash and card payments. They also give change. You will need to supply your full, correct vehicle registration.

Paybyphone is also available. You can:

  • Download the app or visit
  • Text REG and your registration to 65565.
  • Or call 0330 400 7275 and follow instructions. Location: 83986

The ParkingEye Helpline number is 0333 1235 990. Available 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday.

Long Stay Inpatients

If you are visiting a long stay in-patient, you can buy reduced parking from the General Office at South Tyneside District Hospital.

The contact telephone number for the General Office is 0191 4041094. The office is open 9am - 4pm Monday to Friday.

The cost of reduced parking is £3.00 per day. You will need to have this authorised by a nurse manager.

There is also an option to buy a weekly discounted parking ticket at £10.00 per week.

Blue Badge Holders

Car parking is free if you have a blue badge. There are car parking spaces reserved for blue badge holders on our Hospital Sites. To park for free you must register your details. Once registered you can park on any of the Trust sites free of charge.

You can register your blue badge details by:

  • Completing the online blue badge holder parking registration form.

  • Contacting Parking Eye on 03331235991.

  • Entering your details into a small machine at Ingham Wing Reception at South Tyneside District Hospital. 

If you use more than one vehicle, please register each one.


Car parking is monitored using the ParkingEye system. It uses technology to capture number plates of all vehicles entering and exiting Trust sites.

The following information is recorded:

  • Time of vehicle entering and exiting Trust site.
  • Any payment made using the pay machines or Pay by Phone service.
  • Photo of vehicle entering Trust site.

Parking Charge Notice (PCN)

A parking charge notice will be issued to motorists who are in breach of our car park terms and conditions. This includes:

  • Parking in an unauthorised parking bay.
  • Non-payment on departure or if you do not pay the correct tariff.
  • Not having the correct permit.

There is a facility to pay your parking fees on exit from the car park.

We appreciate our car parks can be very busy, especially at peak times. If you feel that you have received an unfair parking charge, you can appeal direct to Parking Eye. You will need the details on your parking charge notice.