Overview

Sunderland Royal Hospital

We provide the full range of sexual infection screening and treat all sexually transmitted infections, free of charge.

At Sunderland Royal Hospital we see anyone:

  • Wanting a sexual health check-up, with or without symptoms (we offer the choice of not being examined)
  • With a suspected or known sexual infection
  • With any genital problems including discharge, lumps, rashes
  • Wanting a blood test for HIV or Syphilis
  • With a diagnosis of HIV for long-term treatment and management
  • Who has been or think they have been sexually assaulted
  • Wanting advice on safer sex, sexual risk taking, infections, sexuality, gender issues
  • Requiring Hepatitis B vaccination due to sexual risk
  • Requiring PEPSE (Post Exposure Prophylaxis following Sexual Exposure)
  • Help for people who have been sexually assaulted
  • Referral to a specialist
  • Psychosexual Counselling

 

Partner Notification

We can also help you contact partners if you have been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection.


Complex GUM

This service is for patients who have chronic recurrent genital problems. We see and manage individuals of all ages with non-sexual infection problems such as:

  • Genital skin problems (itching, soreness, rashes and lumps)
  • Genital Pain
  • Unexplained vaginal discharge or thrush
  • Problems following gender reassignment surgery


Clinics

Those attending queue and wait sessions will be seen on a first come, first served basis. If the queue and wait session becomes full it will close before the advertised time. You can either attend the next queue and wait session or make an appointment. Appointment clinics may run alongside the queue and wait sessions and some people may be seen sooner than those waiting for a queue and wait session.

Gateshead and South Tyneside

Our Sexual Health Services  at Gateshead and South Tyneside provide a full range of services including:

  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Advice and information about sexual health
  • Free condom scheme
  • Contraception – including Emergency Contraception
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • HIV Testing – including rapid result (30 min) tests and counselling and PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) – short term medication that can help prevent people from developing HIV if they've been exposed to it.
  • Hepatitis B vaccination
  • Advice about termination
  • Help for people who have been sexually assaulted
  • Referral to a specialist
  • Psychosexual Counselling

Contact us

Sunderland Royal Hospital: 0191 569 9966 – Contraceptive Services and 0191 569 9021 – Sexual Health
Gateshead: 0191 2831577
South Tyneside: 0191 4028191

Finding us

Our locations include:

  • Sunderland Royal Hospital (Chester Lodge) Kayll Road, Sunderland, SR4 7TP
  • Bunnyhill Primary Care Centre, Hylton Lane, Sunderland SR5 4BWT
  • Houghton Primary Care Centre, Brinkburn Crescent, Houghton le Spring, DH4 5HB
  • Victoria Road Health Centre, Victoria Road, Washington, NE37 2PU
  • Washington Primary Centre, Princess Ann Park, Washington, NE38 7QZ
  • Gateshead – Main base - Trinity Square. Clinics at Wrekenton Health Centre and Blaydon Primary Care Centre
  • South Tyneside – Main base Palmer Community Hospital Jarrow. Weekly clinic at Cleadon Park Primary Care Centre

Our team

Sunderland Royal Hospital:
Divisional General Manager – Jackie Butterworth
Directorate Manager – Janet Griffin
Matron – Jacqui Dyson
Unit Manager – Andrea Cairns
Senior Health Advisor – Lyndsey Gray

Palmer Community Hospital:
Matron: Lesley Johnstone 0191 2831433 lesley.johnstone@stft.nhs.uk
Operational Manager: Libby McCready 0191 2831706 libby.mccready@stft.nhs.uk
Business Manager: David Newell 0191 2831432 david.newell@stft.nhs.uk

Request a screening pack: South Tyneside

You can request a screening pack here