Due to the rise in cases of coronavirus in the community, non-essential visiting is suspended in hospitals across Northumberland and North Tyneside.
We’ve taken this difficult, however important, decision to protect our patients and staff.
Until further notice, visiting will only be permitted in the following circumstances and PPE must be worn:
- For patients who are receiving end-of-life care or are terminally ill and in the late stages of their illness
- For birthing partners in maternity units
- For parents or legal guardians in the children’s unit
- For long-stay patients and those with dementia or where best interest decisions or exceptional clinical/social matters are being discussed, at the discretion of the nurse in charge
Women can bring their birthing partners when attending 12 or 20-week scan appointments.
For more information, see here.
- General Information
The hospital has a minor injuries unit (please note this is currently open 8am-5pm), 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.
There is a 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.
- 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 1
Stroke / Orthopaedic rehabilitation with palliative care
- 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 7.45am to 8.30pm daily. For urgent medical advice outside of these hours, please contact NHS 111.
- Outpatients Department
Monday-Friday, 9am – 5pm, weekends and bank holidays, 9am-2pm