The Whalton Unit
*Please note: This inpatient ward has permanently moved to Ward 5 at Wansbeck General Hospital.*
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, for the safety of our patients and staff, visiting our hospitals is being kept to a minimum. 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, except for surgical wards which need to remain ‘COVID light’.
One nominated close family member may visit for up to one hour a day between 10am and 7pm, which must be pre-booked in advance. This person is 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 person visit.
If you are the nominated person, when arranging your visit you will need to provide your contact details which we are required to keep a record of for 21 days and provide data to NHS Test and Trace if requested.
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
For more guidance when visiting click here
For more information on maternity visiting, see here.
Visiting times should be: Between 10am and 7pm for one nominated person for one hour which must be pre-booked
COVID light wards which are not allowing visiting 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.
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.