Visiting times

Different wards may have certain rules that they ask visitors to follow such as permitting visitors at mealtimes, how many visitors are allowed at one time, and how long you may be able to visit for.

If in doubt you can ask at the nurses' station and they will be only too happy to help. Please speak to a nurse if you normally help the person you are visiting with their meals. You may still be able to do so during protected mealtimes.

Ward 

Visiting Time 

Telephone 

Critical Care

Open visiting hours

0191 445 2007

Ambulatory Care 

Open visiting during opening hours of 8.00am - 9.00pm

0191 445 3988

Ward 1  

 11am – 7pm  – flexible visiting may be arranged outside these times with discussion with the staff 

0191 445 2066

Children's Short Stay ward

Please speak to staff on duty 

0191 445 2020

Emergency Assessment Unit

Open visiting during opening hours of 3.00pm-7.00pm

0191 445 3169

Ward 2 Short Stay Unit 

3.00pm-7.00pm weekdays and weekends are open visiting 

0191 445 3988

Ward 4

2.00pm-4.00pm and 6.00pm-7.30pm

0191 445 2004

Ward 6

2.00pm-4.30pm and 6.00pm - 7.30pm

0191 445 2006

Ward 8

3.00pm-7.00pm

0191 445 2005

Ward 9

2.30pm-4.30pm and 6.30pm-7:30pm

0191 445 2009

Ward 11

2.00pm - 4.00pm and 6.00pm-7.00pm

0191 445 2011

Ward 12 

1.00pm-3.00pm and 6.00pm-7.00pm

0191 445 2012

Ward 14a

2.30pm-4.00pm and 6.00pm-7.00pm 

0191 445 2013

Ward 14 

2.30pm-4.00pm and 6.00pm-7.00pm

0191 445 2014

Antenatal/Postnatal Wards 

Partners and own children ONLY:  10:00am-12.00pm and 1.00pm-7.45pm

All other visitors (maximum three per bed including partners): 2.00pm-3.00pm and 6.30pm-7:30pm

0191 445 2763

Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) 

Parents and own children ONLY: Anytime

All other visitors (maximum three per bed including partners): 3.30pm-4.30pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm

0191 445 2156

Ward 20 

Anytime for immediate family, other visitors to leave ward by 8.00pm

0191 445 2770

Ward 21

2.00pm-4.00pm and 6.30pm-7.45pm

0191 445 2021

Ward 22

2.00pm-4.00pm and 6.00pm-7.00pm

0191 445 2022

Ward 23

2.00pm-4.00pm and 6.00pm-7.00pm

0191 445 2023

Ward 24

2.00pm-4.00pm and 6.00pm-7.30pm

0191 445 2024

Ward 25

2.00pm-4.00pm and 6.00pm-7.00pm

0191 445 2025

Procedure Investigation Unit (PIU) 

3:00pm-6:00pm

0191 445 2824

St Bede’s Unit 

Open visiting

0191 445 5701

Cragside Court - Male

2.00pm-4.00pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm

0191 445 5720

Cragside Court - Female

2.00pm-4.00pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm

0191 445 5720

Sunniside Unit - based Tranwell Unit

2.00pm-4.00pm and 6.00pm-8.00pm

0191 445 6202

Peter Smith Surgery Centre Level 1

2.30pm-5.00pm and 6.00pm-8.00pm

 0191 445 3004

Peter Smith Surgery Centre Level 2

2.30pm-5.00pm and 6.00pm-7.45pm

 0191 445 3005

Call us on 0191 482 0000

In emergencies dial 999 / Non-emergencies dial 111

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