All outpatient clinics, x-ray and physiotherapy services, which were previously delivered at Morpeth Cottage Hospital, transferred to the new state-of-the-art centre alongside two of Morpeth’s GP practices – Greystoke and Gas House Lane.
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.
Morpeth NHS Centre is situated off the A1, just off the town of Morpeth town centre.
From the A1 South: Take the first exit for Morpeth, continue along A197, following signs for the town centre. At traffic lights over the bridge take a right and the centre is on your left.
From the A1 North: Take the first exit for Morpeth continue along A192. Turn left at roundabout, continue along the A192. Go straight on at traffic lights and the centre is along the road on your left.
For up to date bus information please visit the Traveline website
Check The Trainline website for timetables of all services from nearby Morpeth railway station.
Car parking is available at no charge at this facility.
This hospital has an electric vehicle charging point which is free to use for patients and visitors.
Services including podiatry, physiotherapy, x-ray, speech and language therapy, community nursing, oral health and child health services are provided at Morpeth NHS Centre. In addition the following outpatient clinics are offered:
- Breast surgery
- Colorectal surgery
- Ear, nose and throat
- Elderly medicine
- Falls and syncope
- General surgery
- Multiple sclerosis
- Orthopaedics – hip and knee
- Parkinson’s disease