Alnwick Infirmary

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Address:

Infirmary Drive
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 2NS

Phone:

0344 811 8111

Click here to view an internal map of the hospital.

About
Ward Info
Getting Here
Parking
Facilities

General Information

Alnwick Infirmary is a community hospital based on the outskirts of Alnwick. It has provided healthcare services to the community and surrounding district for more than 100 years.

The hospital has a 24 hour minor injuries unit, maternity and oncology units, diagnostics including x-ray, endoscopy and ultrasound, theatres and day surgery as well as an extensive range of outpatient clinics. 

Ward 1 provides specialist rehabilitation and support for inpatients. The multi-disciplinary ward team cares for patients who may be recovering from an illness, operation, often following a spell in another hospital, and help them to recover, get back on their feet and gain confidence. Physiotherapists and occupational therapists work with the nursing team to provide all the support patients need to help them on the road to recovery.
 
For women expecting to have an uncomplicated delivery, there is a midwifery-led service at (Hillcrest Maternity Unit) which provides one-to-one personal care and support, in a relaxed and friendly birthing environment. The unit is staffed by a highly-skilled team of experienced midwives and healthcare assistants 24 hours a day, and has a birthing pool which gives women the option of having a water birth or using the pool during labour.

In September 2014, the trust opened a new state-of-the-art oncology unit meaning patients no longer have to travel out of the area to receive chemotherapy and supportive treatment. The purpose-built unit is based in the former Coquet Ward and the area has undergone a £100,000 refurbishment to include the latest equipment and the best facilities for patients.
 
Please see our guide to services - Your healthcare in Alnwick and Rothbury (pdf).
 
Click here to view an internal map of the hospital.

Parking

Costs

Car parking is available and costs £1.20p per hour, up to a maximum of £4 per day. 

As it is pay and display, please make sure that you bring change with you and leave plenty of time to find a space.

There are free lay-bys for pick-ups or drops offs (maximum stay 20 minutes).

Disabled Parking

There are designated free parking bays reserved for registered disabled drivers displaying a valid blue badge permit. These are situated at the main entrance.

Concessionary car parking

We offer free car parking under certain circumstances for patients or their visitors. This includes those patients attending regularly over an extended period, visitors of long-stay patients and those who are staying in the hospital with patients. This list is not exhaustive and exemptions are issued by the ward or department manager - please speak to them if you think you may qualify.

Electric vehicle charging

This hospital has an electric vehicle charging point which is free to use for patients and visitors.        

Car parking violations 

Please note that failure to park in a designated bay or failure to pay for parking may result in you being issued with a civil penalty or infringement notice.

 

You can find out more about each ward be clicking 'Read More'

Ward Type
Stroke/Orthopaedic rehabilitation & palliative care.
Visiting Times
2pm - 4pm and 6.30pm - 7.30pm.
Contact Number
01665 626769
Location
Upstairs, nearest to side entrance.
Ward Type
Theatre / day surgery
Visiting Times
When patients are admitted for day case surgery there are no facilities for visitors to stay on the unit. Relatives bringing patients in will be given an approximate time the patients can go home and a contact number to call.
Contact Number
01665 626791
Location
Main entrance on the ground floor to the left of main reception.
Ward Type
Midwifery-led maternity
Visiting Times
Visiting times are open
Contact Number
01665 626732
Location
In grounds of Alnwick Infirmary
Ward Type
Minor injuries out of hours centre
Visiting Times
The unit is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week
Contact Number
01665 626727
Location
Main entrance on the ground floor to the left of main reception.
Ward Type
Outpatients
Visiting Times
Contact Number
01665 626742
Location
Outpatients is in two locations within the hospital. Hotspur suite is situated at the front of the hospital near the main entrance. Main outpatients is at the back of the hospital - come in the front of the hospital down the main corridor, turning left through two sets of double doors and the entrance is on the right.
Ward Type
X-ray opening times
Visiting Times
Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm, weekends and bank holidays, 11am-4pm
Contact Number
Location

Directions & Transport

Alnwick Infirmary is located on the outskirts of the town of Alnwick, Northumberland.

By road


From the north: From the A1 take the second exit for Alnwick. At the first roundabout turn right, then turn left at second roundabout. Continue for about 400 metres with the hospital on the right. From the south: From the A1 take the first exit for Alnwick. At the first roundabout go straight on, then turn left at second roundabout. Continue for about 400 metres with the hospital on the right.

By bus


For up to date bus information, please use the Traveline service

By rail


Closest railway station is Alnmouth (for Alnwick) Station. Check The Trainline for timetables of all services.

Facilities

Restaurant

The hospital has a dining room for visitors serving breakfast and cold food from 9am and hot lunches between 12 -1.30pm,  tea, coffee and snacks. There are also vending machines outside of hours.

Chaplaincy

Chaplains of various denominations visit the hospital regularly and will see any patient on request. If you wish to see a Chaplain at any time, please advise the nursing staff and they will arrange this.

Miscellaneous

A League of Friends shop and trolley service is available on certain days.

A hairdresser visits the hospital weekly and if you wish to enquire further about this, please speak with one of the ward staff.

About

General Information

Alnwick Infirmary is a community hospital based on the outskirts of Alnwick. It has provided healthcare services to the community and surrounding district for more than 100 years.

The hospital has a 24 hour minor injuries unit, maternity and oncology units, diagnostics including x-ray, endoscopy and ultrasound, theatres and day surgery as well as an extensive range of outpatient clinics. 

Ward 1 provides specialist rehabilitation and support for inpatients. The multi-disciplinary ward team cares for patients who may be recovering from an illness, operation, often following a spell in another hospital, and help them to recover, get back on their feet and gain confidence. Physiotherapists and occupational therapists work with the nursing team to provide all the support patients need to help them on the road to recovery.
 
For women expecting to have an uncomplicated delivery, there is a midwifery-led service at (Hillcrest Maternity Unit) which provides one-to-one personal care and support, in a relaxed and friendly birthing environment. The unit is staffed by a highly-skilled team of experienced midwives and healthcare assistants 24 hours a day, and has a birthing pool which gives women the option of having a water birth or using the pool during labour.

In September 2014, the trust opened a new state-of-the-art oncology unit meaning patients no longer have to travel out of the area to receive chemotherapy and supportive treatment. The purpose-built unit is based in the former Coquet Ward and the area has undergone a £100,000 refurbishment to include the latest equipment and the best facilities for patients.
 
Please see our guide to services - Your healthcare in Alnwick and Rothbury (pdf).
 
Click here to view an internal map of the hospital.

Parking

Parking

Costs

Car parking is available and costs £1.20p per hour, up to a maximum of £4 per day. 

As it is pay and display, please make sure that you bring change with you and leave plenty of time to find a space.

There are free lay-bys for pick-ups or drops offs (maximum stay 20 minutes).

Disabled Parking

There are designated free parking bays reserved for registered disabled drivers displaying a valid blue badge permit. These are situated at the main entrance.

Concessionary car parking

We offer free car parking under certain circumstances for patients or their visitors. This includes those patients attending regularly over an extended period, visitors of long-stay patients and those who are staying in the hospital with patients. This list is not exhaustive and exemptions are issued by the ward or department manager - please speak to them if you think you may qualify.

Electric vehicle charging

This hospital has an electric vehicle charging point which is free to use for patients and visitors.        

Car parking violations 

Please note that failure to park in a designated bay or failure to pay for parking may result in you being issued with a civil penalty or infringement notice.

 

Ward Info

You can find out more about each ward be clicking 'Read More'

Ward Type
Stroke/Orthopaedic rehabilitation & palliative care.
Visiting Times
2pm - 4pm and 6.30pm - 7.30pm.
Contact Number
01665 626769
Location
Upstairs, nearest to side entrance.
Ward Type
Theatre / day surgery
Visiting Times
When patients are admitted for day case surgery there are no facilities for visitors to stay on the unit. Relatives bringing patients in will be given an approximate time the patients can go home and a contact number to call.
Contact Number
01665 626791
Location
Main entrance on the ground floor to the left of main reception.
Ward Type
Midwifery-led maternity
Visiting Times
Visiting times are open
Contact Number
01665 626732
Location
In grounds of Alnwick Infirmary
Ward Type
Minor injuries out of hours centre
Visiting Times
The unit is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week
Contact Number
01665 626727
Location
Main entrance on the ground floor to the left of main reception.
Ward Type
Outpatients
Visiting Times
Contact Number
01665 626742
Location
Outpatients is in two locations within the hospital. Hotspur suite is situated at the front of the hospital near the main entrance. Main outpatients is at the back of the hospital - come in the front of the hospital down the main corridor, turning left through two sets of double doors and the entrance is on the right.
Ward Type
X-ray opening times
Visiting Times
Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm, weekends and bank holidays, 11am-4pm
Contact Number
Location

Getting Here

Directions & Transport

Alnwick Infirmary is located on the outskirts of the town of Alnwick, Northumberland.

By road


From the north: From the A1 take the second exit for Alnwick. At the first roundabout turn right, then turn left at second roundabout. Continue for about 400 metres with the hospital on the right. From the south: From the A1 take the first exit for Alnwick. At the first roundabout go straight on, then turn left at second roundabout. Continue for about 400 metres with the hospital on the right.

By bus


For up to date bus information, please use the Traveline service

By rail


Closest railway station is Alnmouth (for Alnwick) Station. Check The Trainline for timetables of all services.

Facilities

Facilities

Restaurant

The hospital has a dining room for visitors serving breakfast and cold food from 9am and hot lunches between 12 -1.30pm,  tea, coffee and snacks. There are also vending machines outside of hours.

Chaplaincy

Chaplains of various denominations visit the hospital regularly and will see any patient on request. If you wish to see a Chaplain at any time, please advise the nursing staff and they will arrange this.

Miscellaneous

A League of Friends shop and trolley service is available on certain days.

A hairdresser visits the hospital weekly and if you wish to enquire further about this, please speak with one of the ward staff.