NHS patients

NHS Services at Cobalt Hospital


Cobalt Hospital has been delivering NHS Services for twelve years to patients within the North East region and is recognised for its consultant-led services, short wait times for consultation/surgery and high patient satisfaction.

NHS Specialties

Cobalt specialises in the delivery of assessment, diagnosis and treatment of conditions on a day case basis for the following specialties:

  • Gastroenterology

    • upper and lower GI conditions
  • General Surgery

    • hernia repair
    • lumps & bumps
    • rectal including haemorrhoids
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy

    • gastroscopy
    • flexible sigmoidoscopy
    • colonoscopy
  • Orthopaedic Surgery

    • hand
    • wrist
    • elbow
    • shoulder
    • knee
    • foot
    • ankle
  • Plastic Surgery

    • BCC
    • skin lesions
    • minor plastic surgery
    • hand surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

    • varicose veins

*Services are delivered in accordance with local CCG exceptional treatments policy.

Patient Choice

All services at Cobalt Hospital are directly bookable through the electronic referral system (e-RS) and referral is via GP. If you would like to find out more about Cobalt Hospital or to find out if you can be referred to Cobalt Hospital please call our Referral Team on 0191 2703 259 

Waiting times

The current NHS waiting time from seeing your General Practitioner to treatment is a maximum of 18 weeks.  

If you wish to have your consultation, procedure or treatment sooner, you may wish to consider continuing your treatment as a private patient rather than remaining as an NHS patient.

Read our Access Policy (pdf) for more information on waiting lists and management of patients accessing NHS treatment.

Flexible Appointments for Outpatients and Procedure 

To fit in with hectic lifestyles and work commitments Cobalt now offers evening outpatient clinics and regular Saturday morning surgery.

To find out more about the NHS Services available at Cobalt please contact:

Tel:      0191 2703 259

Email:  cobaltnhs.enquiries@ramsayhealth.co.uk

Finance Available

  • Loans for full cost of treatment
  • Straight forward application process
  • Prompt decisions
  • Payments made direct to hospital
  • Interest-free loan plan
  • Administration fee of £95
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Great Benefits

  • Your choice of consultant
  • Appointments in as little as 72 hours
  • A single point of contact
  • Matron and consultant-led care
  • A range of payment options
  • Individual physiotherapy sessions
  • Priority discharge
  • Freshly prepared menu
  • Private en-suite rooms*
  • Aftercare packages
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