The following visitor restrictions will be in force from 09:00 on Friday (14 December) until further notice:
- No (visiting) children under 12 at any time
- Visiting is restricted on all inpatient wards (at all sites) to between 14:00 – 15:00 and 18:30 – 19:30.
- In our birthing centre/maternity units – outside of the hours above – visiting is restricted to birthing partners only
- In paediatrics – outside of the hours above – visiting is restricted parents/ legal guardian only
- Only one visitor per patient is permitted in our emergency department or ambulatory care at any time
- On all wards no more than two visitors per patient on the ward at any time
If you wish to visit a patient in receipt of palliative/ end of life care or who is on one of our mental health wards you may continue to visit as normal but are urged to contact the ward before you travel.
- General Information
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).
- Directions and Transport
Alnwick Infirmary is located on the outskirts of the town of Alnwick, Northumberland.
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.
For up to date bus information, please use the Traveline service
Closest railway station is Alnmouth (for Alnwick) Station. Check The Trainline for timetables of all services.
- 0-20mins = Free*
- 20mins-1 hour = £2
- 1-2 hours = £3
- 2-3 hours = £4
- 3-4 hours = £5
- 24 hours = £6
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)
There are designated free parking bays reserved for 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.
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.
Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas of this hospital – just choose NHS Wi-Fi on your smart device and follow the registration process to gain access.
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.
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.
- Internal Map
Download our internal map here: Map Download
- Ward One
Stroke / Orthopaedic rehabilitation with palliative care
2pm - 3pm and 6.30pm - 7.30pm
- Theatre/Day Surgery Unit Alnwick Infirmary
Theatre / day surgery
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.
- Hillcrest Maternity Unit
Midwifery-led maternity unit - as an interim measure we have introduced an overnight on call system, see our maternity section for more info
2-3pm and 6:30-7:30pm. Outside of these hours visiting is restricted to birthing partners only
- Minor Injuries Unit
Minor injuries unit out of hours centre.
The unit is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
- Outpatients Department
Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm, weekends and bank holidays, 9am-2pm