Rothbury Community Hospital is located in the south side of the village.

For the Rothbury GP Practice, please see here.

Services offered at this site include an outpatient department and a therapies suite.

NHS beds are available as part of a strategic partnership with a care provider. Further information is available elsewhere on this page.

Rothbury Community Hospital is located in the village on south side of the River Coquet.

By road

From the A1 turn left onto A697 signposted Rothbury / Coldstream. Turn left onto B6344 signposted for Rothbury. Continue straight ahead onto B6341 (Town Foot). Once you have reached Rothbury follow the signs to turn left at the Jubilee Hall onto Bridge Street, then turn right onto Whitton Bank Road with the Hospital is on the right.

By bus

There are a number of services which stop directly in the centre of Rothbury. The community hospital is a ten minute walk from the bus stop. For up to date bus information, please use the Traveline service

By rail

Rothbury is not accessible by rail.


Car parking is available at no charge at Rothbury Community Hospital.

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


Cold drinks are available at a vending machine on the ground floor.

Northumbria Healthcare's strategic partnership with care provider, Rothbury Cottage Care Ltd, part of local family care business People First Care, launched in early 2023. It means the trust can provide a flexible number of beds to meet the needs of people in Rothbury, while continuing to deliver extra support for people’s health and care needs in their own home.

As part of the scheme, Northumbria Healthcare is committing to utilising NHS beds within this facility – with numbers moving up and down flexibly to meet patient needs – which aligns with initial work in other parts of Northumberland and North Tyneside.

Rothbury Cottage Care Ltd will operate a 12-bed unit in partnership with the trust for people needing respite care, rehabilitation services, longer-term recuperation or end-of-life care. This facility will be supported by a wider team of district nurses, GPs and nurse practitioners.

More information is available here.


If people would like to register for a residential place for themselves or a loved one, they should email

They can also call the People First Care Wooler site on 01668 281 662 and ask for Amanda Cowell.

If those who become residents of the care home aren’t already, they will be registered with The Rothbury Practice to ensure they have access to GP care and to the services offered by the surgery. This is in line with all care homes in the area. They are all aligned to a specific GP practice.

The flexible NHS bed provision is available for patients who need longer-term recuperation and rehabilitation or end-of-life care. Patients will be cared for by a team of district nurses, GPs and nurse practitioners. This care will be provided alongside healthcare currently provided by the community team.

The clinical team looking after a patient will advise if they are eligible to be admitted to an NHS bed within the Rothbury care facility. If they are eligible and all involved, including the patient, clinicians and patient’s family/carers, are in agreement with the plan of care, one of the senior community nurses, based in Rothbury, will liaise with People First Care (which runs the facility) and the patient’s social care team, if they have one, to arrange a mutually agreeable date for admission.

If NHS patients admitted to the facility aren’t already registered with The Rothbury Practice, they will be temporarily registered with the surgery for the duration of their stay.