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The Whalton Unit


01670 529 008


  • Woodhorn Lane
  • Ashington
  • Northumberland
  • NE63 9JJ

The Whalton Unit

*Please note: This inpatient ward has permanently moved to Ward 5 at Wansbeck General Hospital.*

In light of national guidance to help further prevent the spread of Coronavirus, visiting at hospitals in Northumberland and North Tyneside has temporarily ceased, until further notice.

Visiting will only be permitted in the following circumstances:

  • For patients who are receiving end-of-life care
  • For birthing partners in maternity units
  • For parents or legal guardians in the children’s unit.

Visiting at end of life will be restricted to only one relative or nominated next of kin.  If this person is frail or infirm they can be supported by another.

You can find out more here.

We are able to help with transport from Morpeth for those who find it difficult to travel to visit loved ones at Ward 5 Whalton Unit at Wansbeck.  Please discuss this with the ward team on 01670 529005 if you are affected.

To view ward information, click here.

To view more information regarding the move, click here.