Ward 2 / Short Stay Unit

The Short Stay Unit / Ward 2 is a ward with 21 single occupancy rooms. 

You can contact the Short Stay Unit on 0191 445 3965.

Visiting hours are from 3.00pm through to 7.00pm although this can be flexible on request so please speak to the nurse in charge if you need to visit outside of these core times. SSU is located on level 4 of the Emergency Care Centre.

Patients are generally admitted to short stay when it’s anticipated the length of stay may be less than 72 hours in hospital.

On arrival the patients are assessed by nursing staff. As part of this process appropriate tests and observations are carried out during the length of stay.

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