SunderlandChildrenCentre_720x405.jpgWe offer health care services to looked after children across Sunderland weekdays between 9am – 5pm.

Clinics are held in our Children’s Centre in a special clinic area designed by looked after young people and 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

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

By Car

You can access the 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

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.


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 inappropriately. Such as on a grass verge or obstructing another vehicle.
  • Non-payment on departure or if you do not pay the correct tariff or permit.

Blue Badge Holders

Patients must bring both parts of their blue badge into reception. A receptionist will then register their car.