Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital

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Address:

Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital
Northumbria Way
Cramlington
Northumberland
NE23 6NZ

Phone:

0344 811 8111

Click here to view an internal map of the hospital

About
Ward Info
Getting Here
Parking
Facilities

Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital opened on 16 June 2015, providing specialist emergency care for seriously ill and injured patients from across Northumberland and North Tyneside. It is England’s first purpose-built specialist emergency care hospital, with emergency consultants on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as well as consultants in a range of specialties working seven days a week.

Click here to view an internal map of the hospital.

The hospital treats serious emergencies such as:

  • Suspected stroke
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Persistent and severe chest pain
  • Sudden shortness of breath
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe blood loss
The Northumbria hospital also has a birthing centre with midwifery and consultant-led care. It has en-suite delivery rooms, two birthing pools and en-suite bedrooms where partners are able to stay overnight.
 
Some planned surgery which is considered to be high-risk is also carried out at the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital as patients will be surrounded by relevant experts and support services such as critical care which may be needed in an emergency.

The Northumbria hospital has:

  • A state-of-the art emergency department with individual treatment rooms
  • Diagnostics including x-ray, MRI, ultrasound and CT scanners, endoscopy room and cardiac catheter lab – all located close to the emergency department for quick test results, enabling treatment to start earlier
  • A critical care unit
  • Beds for emergency admissions across seven specialty wards – surgery, trauma, cardiology, respiratory, stroke, gastrointestinal and an acute medical unit
  • A short-stay paediatric unit with paediatric ambulatory care
  • Ambulatory care for the rapid assessment of patients with specific conditions, without the need for emergency admission
  • A co-located consultant and midwifery-led birthing centre, with single en-suite rooms which allows partners to stay overnight. It will also have a special care baby unit for those babies needing extra help
  • Operating theatres for emergency/high risk surgery including a dedicated maternity theatre

You can find out more information about the changes to emergency care on our dedicated microsite here and you can watch our TV advert here

 

Charges

Parking is available and costs £1 per visit for a 24 hours period from the time the ticket is issued. The first 20 minutes of parking is free so if you take a ticket and exit the car park within 20 minutes, there will be no charge.

Please take a ticket to raise the barrier to gain entry to the car park. You will then use this ticket to pay at a pay station before leaving. The payment machines take coins and notes, as well as credit and debit cards.

Please leave plenty of time to find a space.

There are free lay-bys for pick-ups or drops offs (maximum stay 20 minutes).

Disabled parking

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

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 (for example parents with children). 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.

Electric vehicle charging

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

Car parking violations

Please note that failure to park in a designated bay or failure to pay for parking may result in you being issued with a civil penalty or infringement notice.

You can find out more about each ward be clicking 'Read More'

Ward Type
Trauma
Visiting Times
2.30pm-4pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm
Contact Number
0191 607 2001
Location
Lower ground floor
Ward Type
Acute medicine
Visiting Times
2.30pm-4pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm
Contact Number
0191 607 2003
Location
Lower ground floor
Ward Type
GI medicine
Visiting Times
2.30pm-4pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm
Contact Number
0191 607 2004
Location
Lower ground floor
Ward Type
Ambulatory care for surgery/medicine and gynaecology
Visiting Times
2.30pm-4pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm
Contact Number
0191 607 2006
Location
Ground floor
Ward Type
Stroke
Visiting Times
2.30pm-4pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm
Contact Number
0191 607 2473
Location
Located within ward 7, ground floor.
Ward Type
Short stay unit
Visiting Times
2.30pm - 4pm and 6.30pm- 7.30pm
Contact Number
0191 607 2007
Location
Located within ward 7, ground floor
Ward Type
Elderly care
Visiting Times
2.30pm-4pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm
Contact Number
0191 607 2009
Location
Ground floor
Ward Type
Cardiology
Visiting Times
2.30pm-4pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm
Contact Number
0191 607 2010
Location
Ground floor
Ward Type
Respiratory
Visiting Times
2.30pm-4pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm
Contact Number
0191 607 2012
Location
First floor
Ward Type
General surgery
Visiting Times
2.30pm-4pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm
Contact Number
0191 607 2015
Location
First floor
Ward Type
Postnatal
Visiting Times
Open visiting for partners. Visiting hours for your children are 9am-8pm. For other visitors 2pm-8pm every day. Arrangements outside of these times can be made with the senior midwife on duty.
Contact Number
0191 607 2016
Location
First floor
Ward Type
Birthing Centre
Visiting Times
Open visiting for your partner and labour companion. Any other visitors please liaise with the senior midwife.
Contact Number
0191 607 2318
Location
First floor
Ward Type
Paediatrics
Visiting Times
Open visiting for next of kin. Until 8pm for other visitors.
Contact Number
0191 607 2005
Location
Ground floor
Ward Type
Critical care
Visiting Times
2pm - 4pm and 6pm- 7.30pm
Contact Number
0191 607 2011
Location
First floor
Ward Type
Emergency department
Visiting Times
Contact Number
0191 607 2115
Location
Directly through the main entrance
Ward Type
Special care
Visiting Times
Open visiting for partners. Other visitors 2pm-7.30pm every day.
Contact Number
0191 607 2017
Location
First floor

By car

Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital is accessible from the A189 at East Cramlington, to the north of the Moor Farm roundabout. It is signposted from the northbound and southbound slip roads closest to the hospital.

If you are travelling by car, we have produced videos to help direct you to the hospital please click here . 

 

Public transport

We have worked in partnership with Nexus to develop a public transport leaflet which is available to view here. This leaflet provides information on shuttle service, bus, rail and metro services.  

 

Shuttle bus service for visitors  

A free shuttle service is provided so people without their own transport can visit relatives at the new Northumbria hospital. It runs between the main entrances of North Tyneside and Wansbeck general hospitals at the times given below.

 

North Tyneside General Hospital- Northumbria hospital

2.05pm (departs) - 2.20pm (arrives)

 

Northumbria hospital- North Tyneside General Hospital  

4.35pm (departs) - 5pm (arrives)

 

Wansbeck General Hospital  - Northumbria hospital

2.05pm (departs) - 2.20pm (arrives)

 

Northumbria hospital - Wansbeck General Hospital

4.35pm (departs) - 5pm (arrives)

 

We understand that there may be times that visitors will need to get to the Northumbria hospital outside of normal visiting times and there are additional bus times provided for our staff which may be used. Please speak to a member of staff if you need to use these additional services.  

For those visiting from Hexham, an existing free daily car service will also visit the new Northumbria hospital, making sure relatives can arrive for visiting time and return home afterwards. Relatives from Hexham should book this service by contacting switchboard on 0344 811 8111 and asking for extension 5388.

 

Facilities

The hospital has a coffee shop at the main entrance run by our Hospital Volunteer Service (HVS). There is also a restaurant on the ground on the floor where you get hot and cold food.

Opening times are as follows:

Restaurant (7 days a week)

  • 7am - 11.15am - breakfast
  • 11.30am - 2.30pm - lunch
  • 2.30pm - 4.30pm - afternoon snack service
  • 4.30pm - 7.30pm - evening service
  • 7.30pm - 7am - limited evening service

Main entrance cafe/shop

  • 8.30am - 7pm Monday to Friday
  • 1pm-7pm Saturday and Sunday 

About

Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital opened on 16 June 2015, providing specialist emergency care for seriously ill and injured patients from across Northumberland and North Tyneside. It is England’s first purpose-built specialist emergency care hospital, with emergency consultants on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as well as consultants in a range of specialties working seven days a week.

Click here to view an internal map of the hospital.

The hospital treats serious emergencies such as:

  • Suspected stroke
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Persistent and severe chest pain
  • Sudden shortness of breath
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe blood loss
The Northumbria hospital also has a birthing centre with midwifery and consultant-led care. It has en-suite delivery rooms, two birthing pools and en-suite bedrooms where partners are able to stay overnight.
 
Some planned surgery which is considered to be high-risk is also carried out at the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital as patients will be surrounded by relevant experts and support services such as critical care which may be needed in an emergency.

The Northumbria hospital has:

  • A state-of-the art emergency department with individual treatment rooms
  • Diagnostics including x-ray, MRI, ultrasound and CT scanners, endoscopy room and cardiac catheter lab – all located close to the emergency department for quick test results, enabling treatment to start earlier
  • A critical care unit
  • Beds for emergency admissions across seven specialty wards – surgery, trauma, cardiology, respiratory, stroke, gastrointestinal and an acute medical unit
  • A short-stay paediatric unit with paediatric ambulatory care
  • Ambulatory care for the rapid assessment of patients with specific conditions, without the need for emergency admission
  • A co-located consultant and midwifery-led birthing centre, with single en-suite rooms which allows partners to stay overnight. It will also have a special care baby unit for those babies needing extra help
  • Operating theatres for emergency/high risk surgery including a dedicated maternity theatre

You can find out more information about the changes to emergency care on our dedicated microsite here and you can watch our TV advert here

 

Parking

Charges

Parking is available and costs £1 per visit for a 24 hours period from the time the ticket is issued. The first 20 minutes of parking is free so if you take a ticket and exit the car park within 20 minutes, there will be no charge.

Please take a ticket to raise the barrier to gain entry to the car park. You will then use this ticket to pay at a pay station before leaving. The payment machines take coins and notes, as well as credit and debit cards.

Please leave plenty of time to find a space.

There are free lay-bys for pick-ups or drops offs (maximum stay 20 minutes).

Disabled parking

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

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 (for example parents with children). 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.

Electric vehicle charging

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

Car parking violations

Please note that failure to park in a designated bay or failure to pay for parking may result in you being issued with a civil penalty or infringement notice.

Ward Info

You can find out more about each ward be clicking 'Read More'

Ward Type
Trauma
Visiting Times
2.30pm-4pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm
Contact Number
0191 607 2001
Location
Lower ground floor
Ward Type
Acute medicine
Visiting Times
2.30pm-4pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm
Contact Number
0191 607 2003
Location
Lower ground floor
Ward Type
GI medicine
Visiting Times
2.30pm-4pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm
Contact Number
0191 607 2004
Location
Lower ground floor
Ward Type
Ambulatory care for surgery/medicine and gynaecology
Visiting Times
2.30pm-4pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm
Contact Number
0191 607 2006
Location
Ground floor
Ward Type
Stroke
Visiting Times
2.30pm-4pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm
Contact Number
0191 607 2473
Location
Located within ward 7, ground floor.
Ward Type
Short stay unit
Visiting Times
2.30pm - 4pm and 6.30pm- 7.30pm
Contact Number
0191 607 2007
Location
Located within ward 7, ground floor
Ward Type
Elderly care
Visiting Times
2.30pm-4pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm
Contact Number
0191 607 2009
Location
Ground floor
Ward Type
Cardiology
Visiting Times
2.30pm-4pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm
Contact Number
0191 607 2010
Location
Ground floor
Ward Type
Respiratory
Visiting Times
2.30pm-4pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm
Contact Number
0191 607 2012
Location
First floor
Ward Type
General surgery
Visiting Times
2.30pm-4pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm
Contact Number
0191 607 2015
Location
First floor
Ward Type
Postnatal
Visiting Times
Open visiting for partners. Visiting hours for your children are 9am-8pm. For other visitors 2pm-8pm every day. Arrangements outside of these times can be made with the senior midwife on duty.
Contact Number
0191 607 2016
Location
First floor
Ward Type
Birthing Centre
Visiting Times
Open visiting for your partner and labour companion. Any other visitors please liaise with the senior midwife.
Contact Number
0191 607 2318
Location
First floor
Ward Type
Paediatrics
Visiting Times
Open visiting for next of kin. Until 8pm for other visitors.
Contact Number
0191 607 2005
Location
Ground floor
Ward Type
Critical care
Visiting Times
2pm - 4pm and 6pm- 7.30pm
Contact Number
0191 607 2011
Location
First floor
Ward Type
Emergency department
Visiting Times
Contact Number
0191 607 2115
Location
Directly through the main entrance
Ward Type
Special care
Visiting Times
Open visiting for partners. Other visitors 2pm-7.30pm every day.
Contact Number
0191 607 2017
Location
First floor

Getting Here

By car

Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital is accessible from the A189 at East Cramlington, to the north of the Moor Farm roundabout. It is signposted from the northbound and southbound slip roads closest to the hospital.

If you are travelling by car, we have produced videos to help direct you to the hospital please click here . 

 

Public transport

We have worked in partnership with Nexus to develop a public transport leaflet which is available to view here. This leaflet provides information on shuttle service, bus, rail and metro services.  

 

Shuttle bus service for visitors  

A free shuttle service is provided so people without their own transport can visit relatives at the new Northumbria hospital. It runs between the main entrances of North Tyneside and Wansbeck general hospitals at the times given below.

 

North Tyneside General Hospital- Northumbria hospital

2.05pm (departs) - 2.20pm (arrives)

 

Northumbria hospital- North Tyneside General Hospital  

4.35pm (departs) - 5pm (arrives)

 

Wansbeck General Hospital  - Northumbria hospital

2.05pm (departs) - 2.20pm (arrives)

 

Northumbria hospital - Wansbeck General Hospital

4.35pm (departs) - 5pm (arrives)

 

We understand that there may be times that visitors will need to get to the Northumbria hospital outside of normal visiting times and there are additional bus times provided for our staff which may be used. Please speak to a member of staff if you need to use these additional services.  

For those visiting from Hexham, an existing free daily car service will also visit the new Northumbria hospital, making sure relatives can arrive for visiting time and return home afterwards. Relatives from Hexham should book this service by contacting switchboard on 0344 811 8111 and asking for extension 5388.

 

Facilities

Facilities

The hospital has a coffee shop at the main entrance run by our Hospital Volunteer Service (HVS). There is also a restaurant on the ground on the floor where you get hot and cold food.

Opening times are as follows:

Restaurant (7 days a week)

  • 7am - 11.15am - breakfast
  • 11.30am - 2.30pm - lunch
  • 2.30pm - 4.30pm - afternoon snack service
  • 4.30pm - 7.30pm - evening service
  • 7.30pm - 7am - limited evening service

Main entrance cafe/shop

  • 8.30am - 7pm Monday to Friday
  • 1pm-7pm Saturday and Sunday