Newham University Hospital

Newham University Hospital

Newham University Hospital

Newham University Hospital
Glen Road
E13 8SL

Newham General Hospital, as it was then, was opened in 1983 by HM The Queen providing centralised hospital services for Newham and its surrounds.

These days, Newham University Hospital provides all the services you would expect from a local hospital including emergency care, surgery, children’s health, women’s health and maternity services, specialist medicine, long-term care and diagnostics. We also have a dedicated stroke unit for those rehabilitating following urgent treatment. Newham is fully dementia friendly, with specially designed buildings to help people experiencing confusion.

The hospital itself retains a real family feel in the heart of the local community. The modern and airy buildings reflect the innovative care inside.

Gateway Surgical Centre

This bright and airy, 39 bed centre is situated in the grounds of Newham Hospital. It offers fast, day-care, elective surgery and diagnostic procedures in many different specialities. The Centre also houses a sports injuries clinic and a fracture clinic.

The Centre is the perfect choice for people who need elective surgery in gynaecology, orthopaedics or urology as well as general surgery. Typical operations include hip replacements, hernia repairs, gall bladder removal and hysterectomy.

We boast some of the most innovative and modern diagnostic and surgical facilities available anywhere in the world, with doctors and nurses who are highly skilled, experienced and caring.

Newham Hospital is a great option for private patients who want to benefit from a modern, local hospital with the expertise of an innovative centre of excellence.

Our facilities

Reception/information desks

There is a reception desk in the St Andrew’s Wing main hospital entrance at zone 1.

Restaurant and coffee shops

As a private patient, you will have a huge choice of refreshments and meals while you stay with us, but you and your family are very welcome to also use our other eating facilities.

A wide range of meals and snacks can be purchased from the eatwell restaurant, situated on the first floor, zone 4 and is open from 7am to 8pm every day.

Breakfast service is from 7am until 10am and offers a traditional full English, breakfast muffins, porridge, pastries and fresh bean to cup coffee.

Lunch service is 12pm until 2pm and includes at least three delicious hot dishes everyday including a classic ‘Home from Home’ dish and ‘Global Flavours’ a dish with authentic flavours of the world. If you fancy something lighter choose from filled baked sweet and white potatoes, homemade soup, freshly prepared salad bar or range of hot and cold sandwiches.

Dinner service is from 5.30pm until 7pm serving a choice of two home cooked meals, with a vegetarian option always available. Along with this we offer a choice of paninis, toasties, sandwiches, salads and a great selection of snacks.  

Out of these hours there is a selection of Soho sandwiches and salads, fresh bean to cup coffee, tea, cold drinks and snacks.

Light refreshments are available in the main hospital from the Fontanella coffee shop, based in zone 6 in the outpatients waiting area and is open Monday to Friday, 8am until 6pm and on the ground floor of the Gateway Surgical Centre. They offer a range of Soho sandwiches and paninis, freshly baked Danish pastries all accompanied by barista style hot and cold drinks.

The restaurant and coffee shops are open to the public, visitors, patients and staff.

Cash machines

There are cash machines available in the main hospital building in zones 2 and 10.


You will have your own telephone in your room, but should you require a payphone for any reason, there is one available in the emergency department.

Quiet room

A quiet room is available for patients and visitors who wish to pray or quietly reflect on the first floor, zone 12, of the main hospital site and on the third floor of the Gateway Surgical Centre. A pin number is required to enter the room within the main hospital. Ward staff can give you the number. Both rooms have ablution facilities.


Chaplains of many faiths are available to speak to all patients, relatives and carers. The chaplaincy team welcomes everyone, whatever your faith or beliefs and whether or not you follow a religion. The chaplains have links with many faith communities and will always try to get an appropriate representative when asked to do so. The service is confidential and respectful.

Library services

Our knowledge and library services are located in the Education Centre.

Zone 2
1st Floor, Education Centre
Glen Road
London, E13 8SL 

Tel: 020 7363 8016

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm

How to find Newham Hospital

Newham University Hospital is located in Plaistow in the East End of London.

You can travel to the hospital in a number of ways including on foot, by car, by bike or by public transport.

Plan your journey using the travel information below.

By bus

The following buses stop close to the hospital: 262, 473, 147 and 276. Buses 5, 15, 15B and 330 stop at Barking Road. Alight at the Greengate stop.

By tube

The closest tube station is Plaistow which is served by the District and Hammersmith and City lines. 

If you wish to walk, turn right out of the station and walk to the end of the road (The Broadway/Greengate Street). Cross over at the traffic lights and continue your walk along Prince Regent Lane. Glen Road is 10 minutes off this road on the left hand side. The Gateway Surgical Centre is based on Cherry Tree Way at the far end of Glen Road.

Taxis can also be taken from the tube.

By car or taxi

Limited car parking is available in the hospital together with disabled spaces. Please only bring your car if it is absolutely essential. There is a charge for visitors using the car park as follows:

  • up to 3 hours: £2.20
  • up to 6 hours: £4.50
  • up to 8 hours: £8.00
  • Up to 24 hours: £16.50

By bike

The hospital appears on the free cycle guide for area 10. You can order this guide by calling 0843 222 1234.

Car parking

There is car parking available for all visitors near the main entrance of the hospital. The cost of this is:

  • Up to 3 hours - £2.20
  • 3 to 6 hours - £4.50
  • 6 to 8 hours - £8.00
  • Up to 24 hours - £16.50