Wansbeck General Hospital

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Address:

Woodhorn Lane
Ashington
Northumberland
NE63 9JJ

Phone:

0344 811 8111

Click here to view an internal map of the hospital.

About
Ward Info
Getting Here
Parking
Facilities

General Information

Wansbeck General Hospital is situated just off the A197, on the outskirts of Ashington, Northumberland.

Wansbeck is a district general hospital with walk-in services for urgent care (open 8am-12 midnight), full range of diagnostic testing, 12 wards and outpatient clinics covering a range of specialties.

Click here to view an internal map of the hospital.

From Tuesday 28th March 2017, the car park opposite the main entrance at Wansbeck General Hospital will no longer be in use. Alternative parking facilities can be found nearby in a new car park located close to the south entrance opposite the community garden.

'Your healthcare in Wansbeck & Blyth' - our guide to services

New parking layout

From Tuesday 28th March 2017, the car park opposite the main entrance at Wansbeck General Hospital will no longer be in use. Alternative parking facilities can be found nearby in a new car park located close to the south entrance opposite the community garden.

Charges

Car parking is available and costs £1.20p per hour, up to a maximum of £4 per day. 

Please leave plenty of time to find a space.

There are free lay-bys for pick ups or drops offs or for those picking up a prescription at the pharmacy (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. 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
Cardiology and respiratory medicine
Visiting Times
2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 8pm
Contact Number
01670 529101
Location
Located ground floor near main entrance
Ward Type
General medicine - respiratory & haematology
Visiting Times
2.30pm-4.30pm and 7pm - 8pm
Contact Number
01670 529102
Location
On the Ground Floor accessed via the main entrance
Ward Type
Ortho-geriatric ward
Visiting Times
3:30pm - 4.30pm and 6.30pm -7.30pm
Contact Number
01670 529104
Location
From main reception take the stairs or the lift, turn left and the ward is on the main corridor.
Ward Type
Acute elderly medicine
Visiting Times
3pm – 4.30pm and 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Contact Number
01670 529105
Location
From main reception take the stairs or the lift, turn left and the ward is on the main corridor.
Ward Type
Elective orthopaedic
Visiting Times
2.30pm – 4pm and 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Contact Number
01670 529107
Location
First floor, enter main entrance, take stairs or lift, ward is situated at far left of hospital.
Ward Type
Stroke Ward
Visiting Times
2pm-4pm and 6pm-7pm
Contact Number
01670 529109 / 01670 529059
Location
1st floor, turn right, 1st left and left again
Ward Type
Women's Health
Visiting Times
2pm – 3pm and 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Contact Number
01670 564172
Location
South wing, first floor.
Ward Type
Visiting Times
Open access from 7.30am-8pm Monday to Friday
Contact Number
01670 564169 / 70
Location
First floor, south entrance
Ward Type
Ambulatory Care Unit
Visiting Times
Contact Number
0191 293 4238
Location
Behind surgical day unit on main corridor
Ward Type
Oncology treatment
Visiting Times
Contact Number
01670 529651
Location
First floor, along main corridor to the left.
Ward Type
Outpatients
Visiting Times
Contact Number
0344 811 8111 extension 6291
Location
Ward Type
Palliative Care Unit
Visiting Times
Open visiting
Contact Number
Ward clerk - 01670 529960 Nurses station - 01670 529965
Location
First floor, opposite the special care baby unit. It is directly above café central by the south entrance.
Ward Type
Walk-in for urgent care
Visiting Times
Contact Number
01670 529 565
Location
Ground floor - right of main entrance
Ward Type
X-ray
Visiting Times
Monday-Friday 8.00am – 7.45pm Saturday and Sunday 9.00am – 5.00pm (appointment only) 8.30am – 6.30pm (closed 12.30pm – 1.30pm)
Contact Number
Location

Directions & Transport

Wansbeck General Hospital is situated just off the A197, on the outskirts of Ashington.

By road


From the A189 Spine Road. Exit the Woodhorn Roundabout signposted Ashington. At the next Roundabout take the first exit, continue along pass Barley Rise and you will arrive at the Hospital.

By bus


For up to date bus information, please use the Traveline service

By rail


There is no train station at Ashington. The closest mainline station is Morpeth, which is six miles away. Check The Trainline for timetables of all services.

Facilities

The hospital has a coffee shop at the main entrance run by our Hospital Volunteer Service.
 
There is a restaurant upstairs where you get hot and cold food and refreshments and another coffee shop, cafe central by the south entrance near to maternity.

Opening times are as follows:

Restaurant

  • Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm

Main entrance cafe/shop

  • Monday to Friday 9am-7pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 12midday-4pm

Café central

  • Monday to Friday 8am-4pm

About

General Information

Wansbeck General Hospital is situated just off the A197, on the outskirts of Ashington, Northumberland.

Wansbeck is a district general hospital with walk-in services for urgent care (open 8am-12 midnight), full range of diagnostic testing, 12 wards and outpatient clinics covering a range of specialties.

Click here to view an internal map of the hospital.

From Tuesday 28th March 2017, the car park opposite the main entrance at Wansbeck General Hospital will no longer be in use. Alternative parking facilities can be found nearby in a new car park located close to the south entrance opposite the community garden.

'Your healthcare in Wansbeck & Blyth' - our guide to services

Parking

New parking layout

From Tuesday 28th March 2017, the car park opposite the main entrance at Wansbeck General Hospital will no longer be in use. Alternative parking facilities can be found nearby in a new car park located close to the south entrance opposite the community garden.

Charges

Car parking is available and costs £1.20p per hour, up to a maximum of £4 per day. 

Please leave plenty of time to find a space.

There are free lay-bys for pick ups or drops offs or for those picking up a prescription at the pharmacy (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. 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
Cardiology and respiratory medicine
Visiting Times
2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 8pm
Contact Number
01670 529101
Location
Located ground floor near main entrance
Ward Type
General medicine - respiratory & haematology
Visiting Times
2.30pm-4.30pm and 7pm - 8pm
Contact Number
01670 529102
Location
On the Ground Floor accessed via the main entrance
Ward Type
Ortho-geriatric ward
Visiting Times
3:30pm - 4.30pm and 6.30pm -7.30pm
Contact Number
01670 529104
Location
From main reception take the stairs or the lift, turn left and the ward is on the main corridor.
Ward Type
Acute elderly medicine
Visiting Times
3pm – 4.30pm and 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Contact Number
01670 529105
Location
From main reception take the stairs or the lift, turn left and the ward is on the main corridor.
Ward Type
Elective orthopaedic
Visiting Times
2.30pm – 4pm and 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Contact Number
01670 529107
Location
First floor, enter main entrance, take stairs or lift, ward is situated at far left of hospital.
Ward Type
Stroke Ward
Visiting Times
2pm-4pm and 6pm-7pm
Contact Number
01670 529109 / 01670 529059
Location
1st floor, turn right, 1st left and left again
Ward Type
Women's Health
Visiting Times
2pm – 3pm and 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Contact Number
01670 564172
Location
South wing, first floor.
Ward Type
Visiting Times
Open access from 7.30am-8pm Monday to Friday
Contact Number
01670 564169 / 70
Location
First floor, south entrance
Ward Type
Ambulatory Care Unit
Visiting Times
Contact Number
0191 293 4238
Location
Behind surgical day unit on main corridor
Ward Type
Oncology treatment
Visiting Times
Contact Number
01670 529651
Location
First floor, along main corridor to the left.
Ward Type
Outpatients
Visiting Times
Contact Number
0344 811 8111 extension 6291
Location
Ward Type
Palliative Care Unit
Visiting Times
Open visiting
Contact Number
Ward clerk - 01670 529960 Nurses station - 01670 529965
Location
First floor, opposite the special care baby unit. It is directly above café central by the south entrance.
Ward Type
Walk-in for urgent care
Visiting Times
Contact Number
01670 529 565
Location
Ground floor - right of main entrance
Ward Type
X-ray
Visiting Times
Monday-Friday 8.00am – 7.45pm Saturday and Sunday 9.00am – 5.00pm (appointment only) 8.30am – 6.30pm (closed 12.30pm – 1.30pm)
Contact Number
Location

Getting Here

Directions & Transport

Wansbeck General Hospital is situated just off the A197, on the outskirts of Ashington.

By road


From the A189 Spine Road. Exit the Woodhorn Roundabout signposted Ashington. At the next Roundabout take the first exit, continue along pass Barley Rise and you will arrive at the Hospital.

By bus


For up to date bus information, please use the Traveline service

By rail


There is no train station at Ashington. The closest mainline station is Morpeth, which is six miles away. Check The Trainline for timetables of all services.

Facilities

Facilities

The hospital has a coffee shop at the main entrance run by our Hospital Volunteer Service.
 
There is a restaurant upstairs where you get hot and cold food and refreshments and another coffee shop, cafe central by the south entrance near to maternity.

Opening times are as follows:

Restaurant

  • Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 9am-3pm

Main entrance cafe/shop

  • Monday to Friday 9am-7pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 12midday-4pm

Café central

  • Monday to Friday 8am-4pm