Alert (Information)

The in-patient ward at Blyth Community Hospital will be undergoing refurbishments from Wednesday 20 March and is currently expected to take 3 months.

During this time, patients who require overnight hospital care will be temporarily be cared for in Ward 8 at Wansbeck General Hospital in Ashington.

Read more here.

The hospital delivers specialist care for the elderly, outpatient clinics in a range of conditions, x-ray and ultrasound facilities and physiotherapy.

The hospital ward provides rehabilitation, discharge planning and support for patients who have been admitted to hospital for a range of conditions.

The health, safety and wellbeing of our patients, communities and staff remain our overall priority. We will keep visiting arrangements under regular review to support this.

Blyth Ward (Ward 2)

Visiting is between the hours of 10am and 8pm.

Please help us keep everyone as safe as possible:

  • If you can, please book before visiting by contacting the ward.
  • Protected mealtimes are in place on all wards. This is so patients have a dedicated mealtime, free from interruptions. Relatives helping with feeding can be an exception. Please arrange this with the ward manager/nurse in charge.
  • Only two visitors can be at a bedside at any one time. Exceptions are at the discretion of the ward manager / nurse in charge. This would include patients having end-of-life care. Another example is patients with carers who help them with everyday activities. All visiting requirements are considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Each ward has a maximum number of visiting slots available each hour. This is in line with safe hospital ventilation standards.

If you would like children under 10 to visit, please talk to the ward manager / nurse in charge.

Our staff may refuse entry to visitors or manage visitor numbers. This could happen if an area becomes overcrowded. Wards may introduce specific and enhanced infection prevention measures.

Visiting people with mental health conditions, dementia and/or delirium, learning disabilities and/or autism

We will continue to make reasonable adjustments, so people can stay in touch with their loved ones.

Guidance for all visitors

Wash or gel your hands when entering and leaving our hospitals. Do the same when entering and leaving wards, bays or side rooms.

Please do not visit if you have been unwell or have signs of a cough or cold. Wait for 48 hours after diarrhoea and vomiting symptoms before visiting. If you are unsure, please contact us to see if it is safe for you to visit.

Please do not bring in food for patients. If not possible, staff will advise on how to store and dispose of food.

You may need to leave a bedside or ward if staff ask you to. We would ask that you are respectful of other patients during your visit.

To help prevent infections, please do not sit on the bed during visits. Please do not touch equipment.

We welcome service dogs that support a visitor to attend.

Blyth Community Hospital is located in Blyth town centre, south-east Northumberland.

By road

Address: Thoroton St, Blyth NE24 1DX.

From the A189 Southbound. Take 1st turn off for Blyth, turn left at roundabout, continue along A193 Cowpen Rd for 2 miles. Turn left at roundabout onto Waterloo Rd, then left onto Thoroton St and carry on along the road then bear left at the health centre and the hospital is the next building along.

From the A189 Northbound. Take 2nd turn off for Blyth, turn right at roundabout, continue along A193 Cowpen Rd for 2 miles. Turn left at roundabout onto Waterloo Rd, then left onto Thoroton St and carry on along the road then bear left at the health centre and the hospital is the next building along.

By bus

For up to date bus information, please visit the Traveline website

By rail

Closest railway station is Cramlington Station. Check The Trainline website for timetables of all services.

Car parking is available at no charge at this hospital. This hospital has an electric vehicle charging point which is free to use for patients and visitors.

We are proud to be part of the Active Hospitals programme. This means we encourage patients and staff to be physically active. If you feel able to, why not walk or cycle to your appointment? Not only will it improve your health, it also helps our planet. The maps below can help.

We have public bike storage areas at these sites:

  • North Tyneside General Hospital - Diabetes Resource Centre entrance
  • North Tyneside General Hospital - Alley to left of Urgent Treatment Centre entrance
  • North Tyneside General Hospital - Right of main entrance doors
  • Northumbria hospital, Cramlington - Between visitor car park and bus stop

Go Smarter, Go Active maps

PLEASE NOTE: Details in these maps are based on the latest information available at the time of publication. While every effort has been made by Transport North East to make sure they are correct, we cannot accept any liability resulting from omissions or inaccuracies.

There could be works or closures on particular routes. We advise that you check with the relevant local authority before setting off on your journey.

If you don't feel able to walk or cycle to your appointment, but would like a more sustainable way to travel, please consider using public transport. You can plan your journey here


There is a dining room serving 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

Please note that the restaurant closes in between these times.


There is a shop and café at the main entrance of the hospital run by our Northumbria Volunteer Service. The shop is Wednesday and Thursday 9am-4pm.


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.


A hairdresser visits the hospital every Monday and Wednesday for patients.

There is also a Patient Advice and Liaison (PALS) officer visiting the hospital once a month.