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
Services provided at this hospital include; inpatient services for elderly medicine, stoke and orthopaedic rehabilitation and palliative care; a minor injuries unit which is open 24 hours and supported by GPs; extensive outpatient clinics and day hospital services including ambulatory care, diagnostics including x-ray, ultrasound, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, podiatry and intermediate care; a midwifery-led maternity unit with single delivery room and birthing pool; pre-assessment and day surgical procedures and an oncology unit where chemotherapy treatments are carried out two days a week.
*Please note that from Monday 9 December 2019, physiotherapy services will be delivered from the maternity unit as part of preparations for the new hospital.
- Directions and Transport
Berwick infirmary is situated within the town centre of Berwick upon Tweed.
Exit the A1 at the roundabout and follow the A698 Signposted Berwick. Go left at the next main roundabout and follow the signs for the town centre. At the roundabout, take the first exit over the bridge. Turn left at the next main junction and continue along the A1167 for 200 metres. Turn right onto Scott’s Place, then turn left onto Brucegate.
For up to date bus information, please use the Traveline service
Berwick Infimary is a five minute walk from Berwick railway station. Check 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 designated free parking bays reserved for disabled drivers displaying a valid blue badge permit.
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.
There is a restaurant selling food and drinks at the following times:
- 10am-11am – pre-ordered hot sandwiches
- Midday-1.45pm – lunches including main courses, sandwiches and salads
- 3pm-4pm – hot and cold drinks with pre-ordered hot food available
In between these times you can get cold drinks and snacks.
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.
- Internal Map
Download our internal map here: Map Download
- Ward One
Elderly medicine, rehabilitation and palliative care
Open visiting. If you have been unwell in the last few days, please do not visit until you have been symptom-free for 48 hours.
- Berwick Day Hospital
Ambulatory day care department
As this is a day hospital for treatments only there is no visiting.
- Maternity Unit
Midwifery-led maternity unit
2pm-3pm and 6:30pm-7:30pm. Outside of these hours visiting is restricted to birthing partners only.
- Minor Injuries Unit
Minor Injuries Unit
The unit is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week
01289 356 607
- Oncology Day Unit
Open Wednesday and Thursday
- Outpatients Department
As this is an outpatient department there are no visiting times.
Monday-Friday, 9am- 5pm, Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays, 12pm-4pm