Newark Hospital

Newark Hospital

Newark Hospital is a much-loved and valued part of the local community, and our long-term vision is to maximise its potential. The Trust has invested a significant amount of money in recent years to improve services at the site and further improvements are planned. 

The hospital boasts a range of outpatient clinics, diagnostic tests, therapy services, surgical and medical day case procedures and operations, inpatient services and rehabilitation. This is all in addition to the Urgent Treatment Centre, which provides same-day care and treatment of minor injuries and illnesses, from 9am to 10pm, with the last patient admitted at 9.30pm. 

We know that many people in and around Newark want to get their treatment closer to home, but that they aren’t always fully aware of the wide range of services available at Newark Hospital. 

The easiest way to find out if your treatment is available at Newark Hospital is to speak to your GP or hospital team and ‘Ask for Newark’.

If you'd like to join our friendly, supportive team at Newark Hospital, check out our current job vacancies. We have both clinical and non-clinical roles at a variety of levels. Career progression opportunities are available. You can read about a nurse's 20 years of experience working at Newark Hospital on our website.

More than £5m has been invested in the site since 2020. In addition, work is underway on: 

  • A multi-million-pound project to create a third operating theatre and improve the existing minor operations suite. This will be known as the Newark Elective Hub. You can read the latest update on the news section of our website.
  • The creation of 80 extra car parking spaces, in partnership with Newark and Sherwood District Council, for our staff on land next to the hospital, to free up existing spaces for patients and visitors.

This multi-million-pound project will provide a state-of-the-art theatre and recovery area, as well as improvements to an existing minor operations suite.

It will provide a modern environment, contribute to reductions in waiting times and create new jobs for nursing and healthcare staff. 

The new theatre means an expected extra 2,600 operations and procedures will be able to take place at the hospital. 

The extra theatre slots will be targeted towards procedures delivered by orthopaedics, urology, and ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery, which have the greatest backlogs. 

This additional capacity in elective care will improve patient choice and help to address access to health services for those who would previously have had to travel further afield for treatment. 

The new suite, which includes a recovery area, anaesthetic room and scrub facilities, is being built beside the existing two theatres. The first operations are expected to take place in the new theatre this autumn.

Working in partnership with Newark and Sherwood District Council, 80 new parking spaces are being created on land next to the hospital.

The new car park is expected to be open in early 2024 and will be used as a staff car park, freeing up space in the main car park for patients and visitors. 

The hospital is expecting to employ new colleagues as part of its plans to further improve the services it provides, and the additional parking spaces will help to accommodate their arrival. 

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is rated good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and patients at Newark Hospital can expect to receive the same high standard of care as at King’s Mill Hospital.  

Our services are delivered by dedicated nurses, doctors, allied health professionals, administrators and support staff who all play important roles. We are also blessed to have over 200 volunteers based at our Newark site who generously provide their time to help support patients, visitors and staff. 

For patients whose local hospital is Newark, receiving your treatment there is more convenient than travelling to King's Mill or further afield, and can save you time and money.

To receive your treatment at Newark Hospital you must be in overall good health. 

Don’t forget to ‘Ask for Newark’ at the point of referral. Speak to your GP or hospital team who can advise you.

Here is a summary of what is available at Newark Hospital.


  • Outpatient clinics
  • Audiology services. Read about our audiology booth on the news section of our website.
  • Diagnostic tests including x-rays, ultrasound, MRI and CT scans
  • Blood tests
  • Children’s services
  • Women’s centre with community-based midwives
  • Therapy services
  • Sexual health clinics
  • Pre-operative assessment services. Appointments are available on alternate Saturdays. Read more on the news section of our website



  • Hip, knee and shoulder replacements
  • Dermatology and plastics
  • General surgery
  • Breast
  • Opthalmology
  • Pain
  • Urology
  • Minor gynaecological procedures
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery

When being referred for treatment, an operation or a procedure, speak to your GP and 'Ask for Newark' to find out if you can have what you need at Newark Hospital. 

Your GP or hospital team will be able to advise you.