Our South Tyneside Urgent Care for Children Service is available 9am until 9pm every day. Overnight emergency care for children up to the age of 16 will be provided from the Children’s Emergency Department at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

This is a nurse-led service that treats children from birth, up to the age of 16. 
It will treat children for minor injuries and illnesses which are urgent but not life threatening, for example: 

  • Broken bones 
  • Children with mild breathing problems 
  • Common childhood infections in the chest, ears or throat 
  • Children who are being sick or have diarrhoea 
  • Cuts and open wounds that need closing 
  • Minor burns 
  • Minor bumps or head injuries 
  • Sprained ankle or a strained muscle

To find out more you can read our patient information leaflet.

Children with major life-threatening conditions will be treated at Sunderland Royal Hospital's Children's Emergency Department.

If you are worried about your child you should contact NHS 111 for urgent medical advice. In a life-threatening emergency always call 999.

You can contact the unit on

Telephone: 0191 404 1260