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

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

A volunteer-run shop and café is open 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday with the money raised going towards improving the hospital environment and health services for the community, and providing the little extras which make a real difference to patients’ experiences.

Click here to view an internal map of the hospital.

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.

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

By road

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.

Restaurant

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.

Café

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

Wi-Fi

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.

Other

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.