You can contact the unit on

Telephone: 0191 4041001

Visiting times are

We have an open visiting policy but we respectfully request that unless by prior arrangement with staff you do not visit in the mornings before 12:00noon. This is to allow the Consultant to complete their daily ward round uninterrupted. We also have a quiet period from 4pm – 7pm to allow patients to rest.

  • Two visitors only at the bedside at any one time. More visitors than that can often be overwhelming for patients.
  • We do allow children to visit but we advise that babies are not brought into the Unit. Children are the responsibility of their parent and must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Please speak to the nurse in charge if you have any queries or special requests regarding visiting.