Hexham General Hospital has an urgent care centre open 8am-10pm, and regular outpatient clinics. Wards include an oncology day unit, a surgical ward for patients who have had general, orthopaedic and gynaecological surgery, a stroke rehabilitation and care of the elderly ward and a general medicine ward.

For the privacy and dignity of patients the hospital wards are largely single, en-suite rooms. The hospital also has a midwifery-led maternity unit with birthing pool. Two GP practices are based within 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.

By road

Leave the A1 at the junction with A69 and A186; join the A69 for approximately 17 miles, by-passing Corbridge. Once past Corbridge, leave the A69 at the next large roundabout (signposted to Hexham). Follow signs into Hexham, then turn left onto the A695 Corbridge Road (signposted to Corbridge). The hospital is located on the right-hand side.

Sat nav postcode NE46 1QJ.

By bus

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

By rail

Hexham receives regular services from Newcastle Central Station and Carlisle. The hospital is a short walk from the station. Check The Trainline website for timetables of all services.

Charges

  • 0-40mins = Free*

  • 40mins-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 or for those picking up a prescription at the pharmacy (maximum stay 20 minutes).

Disabled parking

There are a number of designated free parking bays reserved for disabled drivers displaying a valid blue badge permit

Electric vehicle charging

This hospital has an electric vehicle charging point which is free to use for patients and visitors

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.

Cafés and restaurants

There is a restaurant for visitors and shop/cafe run by our Hospital Volunteer service which is open 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

The hospital has disabled access  and induction loop

There is an entertainment and communications system at bedsides (some television channels are provided free and cards may be purchased throughout the hospital for those channels which are pay per view. These cards can also be used for making and receiving telephone calls from the same system.

Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available in this hospital – just choose NHS Wi-Fi on your smart device and follow the registration process to gain access.