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Alnwick Infirmary

Phone:


0344 811 8111

Address


  • Infirmary Drive
  • Alnwick
  • Northumberland
  • NE66 2NS

Alnwick Infirmary

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, for the safety of our patients and staff, visiting our hospitals is still being restricted. We are sorry to have to continue to do this but this hopefully helps your loved one and other patients feel safe in our care.

We understand visiting is important so have arrangements in place to allow controlled visiting on our wards and departments.

There are a limited number of hourly slots for visitors on all general adult wards between 10am and 7pm, which must be pre-booked in advance. Each patient is now allowed two nominated visitors, who can visit on separate occasions or together if more convenient.

These people are not interchangeable. We need all visitors to keep to their hour to maintain social distancing and give all patients the opportunity to have their nominated people visit.

Surgical wards must remain ‘Covid-light’, so visiting will remain restricted. However, for patients who have been in hospital for 72 hours or more, one nominated visitor will be permitted to book a slot. Those wishing to visit should check arrangements with the ward.

In addition to this, when visiting you are reminded to expect:

  • to wash your hands at the hospital entrance and wear a mask when you enter the hospital
  • to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and observe social distancing
  • you should not visit if you feel unwell, have been asked to self-isolate, or believe you may have been in contact with someone who has Covid-19

This visitors’ guidance does not apply for patients at the end of life, maternity, the children’s ward and SCBU (Special Care Baby Unit).

For more information on maternity visiting, see here.

Visiting times should be: Between 10am and 7pm for two nominated people for one hour which must be pre-booked

Covid-light wards are: Northumbria Hospital ward 15, North Tyneside General Hospital wards 7 and 8, Wansbeck General Hospital wards 10 and 11 and Hexham General Hospital ward 3.

 

Minor Injuries Unit reduced access

Due to ongoing pressures on the service due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have had to redeploy staff and reduce times and temporarily close the Minor Injuries Unit.

Friday, 15 April: 7.45am – 3pm

Saturday, 16 April: 7.45am – 3pm

Sunday, 17 April: Closed

Monday: Normal opening times – 7.45am – 8.45pm

Outside of these times, please dial 111 or visit NHS 111 online to be directed to the most appropriate service.

In an emergency, please dial 999 for an emergency ambulance.

Thank you for your understanding.

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