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.

As of Thursday, 30 June, 2022, visiting restrictions have been further eased in our hospitals, although visiting slots must still be booked in advance.

Hourly slots for visitors on all general adult wards are available between 10am and 8pm, with the last visiting slot ending at 8pm, during this hourly slot the patient can have two visitors. Please note that visitors are now interchangeable across each hourly slot and no longer need to be the same nominated person.

Due to the need for enhanced infection prevention measures, visiting will remain restricted on surgical wards, but 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.

Patients who are in the emergency department will be able to have one interchangeable visitor with them, but this can be increased if the patient is in a critical condition.

Please don’t visit if you are feeling unwell

You must not visit if you are unwell or you have a household/close contact who is currently unwell.

Wash your hands

Please wash your hands at the hospital entrances. There are also hand-sanitising points around the hospital – please feel free to use them. Face coverings are now only required in certain circumstances and ward staff will advise.

We would like to thank all visitors for their support and cooperation at this time.

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.


  • 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 Northumbria Volunteer service which is open 8am-3pm, 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.


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.