From Monday 5 August 2019, the children’s emergency department at South Tyneside District Hospital will close every night at 10pm and reopen every morning at 8am.  Overnight emergency care for children up to the age of 16 will be provided from the Children’s Emergency Department at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Children’s emergency care will still be available every day from 8am until 10pm at South Tyneside District Hospital and there are no changes to adult emergency care services which will continue to operate 24/7. 

You can contact the unit on

Telephone: 0191 404 1260