SunderlandChildrenCentre_720x405.jpgWe provide health care services for looked after children across Sunderland. Weekdays between 9am – 5pm.

Clinics are held in our Children’s Centre in a special clinic area. It is designed by looked after young people. There are waiting areas for children and young people to relax in before the appointment.

Sunderland's Children Centre is located here:

Directions and Transport


Sunderland Children's Centre, Durham Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR3 4AG.
Main Switchboard: 0191 565 6256.

Getting Here

Sunderland Children’s Centre is located on Durham Road next to Sunderland College’s Bede Campus.

By Car

You can access Sunderland Children’s Centre via the A690. There are a limited number of parking spaces outside the Children’s Centre and a pay on exit system.

By Bus

Sunderland Children's Centre is accessible by bus. 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.

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

Car Parking

There are parking charges at Sunderland Children's 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

There is a payment machine situated in the main reception area. It accepts card and cash payments. There is also a text payment system available.

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:

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

Please ensure that your details are registered with us when you park at one of our Trust sites. Or you could receive a parking charge notice (PCN).


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.

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.