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

For the Rothbury GP Practice please see here.

Online Consultation

Where appropriate you may be asked to attend a consultation online via a video call.

Rather than travelling to your appointment, you go into the clinic’s online ‘waiting area’. We will be notified when you arrive and your clinician will join you when ready

You don’t need to set up an account and no information you enter is stored.

If you have been given an online appointment please click on the following link to start the consultation at your appointment time - online consultation


 

Whilst the inpatient beds are closed at the moment plans to provide a package of community treatment, NHS beds and much-needed residential care from Rothbury Community Hospital have now been confirmed. Earlier this year, the trust announced that it had created a new strategic partnership with a care provider, Rothbury Cottage Care Ltd, part of local family care business People First Care, which will mean it 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. We will keep this page updated in relation to progress.

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.

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.

Charges

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.

Facilities

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