The integrated care unit is a fully self-contained 20 bedded unit within Howdon Care Centre. The service provides 24 hour qualified nursing and specialist therapy in a safe and relaxed environment.

The integrated care unit provides extra rehabilitation for patients who no longer require treatment in hospital, but require a short period of extra therapy to help them return to their home.

Specialist staff will work with you, your family and/or carers to design a package of support tailored to your needs focusing on helping you return home as soon as you are able.

Who we are

The service will be provided by Four Seasons Healthcare working in partnership with Northumbria Healthcare, Primary Care and North Tyneside Council. Specialists include:

  • GPs
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Rehabilitation therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Consultant geriatricians
  • Social workers

Follow the links below to find out more on North Tyneside Integrated Care Unit

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By road

From the A19 join the A193 (Tynemouth Road) westbound towards Wallsend. Continue for approximately 0.7 miles and turn left into Kent Avenue.

By bus

For up to day information, please visit the Traveline website.

By rail

The closest Metro station is Howdon Metro.

Car parking is available on site.

You will have your own room with en-suite toilet, and communal social spaces.

What to bring with you

During your stay, you will need the usual items you would take for a short break such as:

  • Nightclothes, day clothes and well-fitting footwear
  • Toiletries
  • Any medication you are taking, including any prescription or over the counter medicines
  • Spectacles and any walking or hearing aids and dentures
  • Proof of exemption for your prescriptions and proof of identification for collecting certain medicines, if appropriate
  • Books or magazines