We have a complete gastroenterology service at South Tyneside District Hospital, Sunderland Royal Hospital and Palmer Hospital in Jarrow. Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focusing on the digestive system and its disorders, consultant physicians practicing in this field are called gastroenterologists.

The ward based multi professional teams are made up of nursing staff , medical staff, specialist nurses, dieticians, physiotherapists, occupational therapist as well as a team of pharmacists as well as our cleaning / environmental assistant staff.

Contact us

South Tyneside:

Ward 3- 0191 404 1003

IBD Nurse Specialists- 0191 4041000 ext 2274

IBD 24 hour advice service- 0191 4041000 ext 2274



Ward B26- 0191 5699726

Finding us

South Tyneside:

Our inpatients are cared for on a dedicated gastroenterology ward (Ward 3).

Ward 3 is located on the first floor of the Ingham Wing, South Tyneside District Hospital, Harton Lane, South Shields. NE34 0PL



Ward B26 can be found on B level of Sunderland Royal Hospital. The ward works side by side with the endoscopy unit, as a great many patients on B26 attend the endoscopy unit for various procedures.

Our team

South Tyneside District Hospital:

Consultants- Dr Topping, Dr Butt and Dr Neilson

Matron - Chris Cairns

Ward Manager - Joanne Donkin

Deputy Ward Managers - Tina Anderson and Angela Cooper


Sunderland Royal Hospital:

Ward Manager – Mandy Armstrong

Band 6 Ward Sister Annalise Johnson

Band 6 Charge Nurse – Michael Irving

Matron – Sam Rump