Haltwhistle War Memorial 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.
- General Information
It is part of the town’s pioneering £4.6million integrated health and social care scheme which is one of the first facilities of its kind in the country to provide hospital and social care support under one roof. The scheme has been built in partnership with Northumberland County Council.
The hospital is on the first floor of the development and has 15 beds. These are arranged in two four-bed bays and seven single en-suite rooms offering the utmost privacy and dignity, with one room specially adapted for bariatric patients.
The multi-disciplinary hospital team provides specialist support and rehabilitation including occupational therapy and physiotherapy for patients who need extra help to prepare them for going home.
They also provide palliative care for those approaching the end of life and a minor injuries service which is open 9am to 5pm every day.
- Directions and Transport
Haltwhistle War Memorial Hospital is situated in west Northumberland just off the main A69 Carlisle to Newcastle route.
From the A69 East: Take the first exit from the A69 for Haltwhistle, along B6322 for 800 metres. Turn right onto Lanty’s Lonnen. Turn left on the Main Street for 400 meters. The Hospital is on your right.
From the A69 West: Take the first exit on the A69 for Haltwhistle, along B6322 for 800 meters. Turn left onto Westgate for 200 metres with the Hospital on your left.
For up to date bus information, please use the Traveline service
Haltwhistle War Memorial Hospital is a five minute walk from Haltwhistle railway station. Check The Trainline for timetables of all services.
Car parking is available at no charge at Haltwhistle War Memorial Hospital.
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.
Patients have access to a television and telephone in a communal lounge area.
- Internal Map
Download our internal map here: Map Download
- Elderly Medicine
Elderly care medicine, rehabilitation and palliative care
Between 10am and 7pm - one nominated person and must be pre-booked with evidence of a negative lateral flow test on arrival
Haltwhistle War Memorial Hospital