The former Dunston Hill Hospital is situated between the settlements of Dunston Hill and Whickham on an elevated position overlooking Dunston, the MetroCentre and the River Tyne. The neighbouring settlements are both popular residential locations and benefit from excellent connectivity providing easy commuting to the wider Tyneside conurbation.

The site itself is accessed off Whickham Highway, which in turn links to both the A692 (Lobley Hill and Dunston Bank) both of which provide access onto the A1. The Team Valley Trading Estate is approximately 4 kilometres (2.5 miles) to the east, Gateshead Town Centre is approximately 4.8 kilometres (3 miles) to the north east and Newcastle City Centre is 7 kilometres (4.5 miles) to the north of the subject site.

The nearest primary schools to the subject site are St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Whickham and Dunston Hill Primary School, both of which have been rated ‘good’ by OFSTED. The nearest secondary school is Kingsmeadow which is located around 1.6 kilometres (1 mile) north of the subject side and is graded ‘good’ by OFSTED.

Front Street, Whickham provides a range of local amenities and is within walking distance of the subject site.