Hexham General Hospital

    • Hexham General Hospital has a laparoscopic training centre
    • Hexham General Hospital has a laparoscopic training centre

General Information

Hexham General Hospital is a modern hospital providing a full range of diagnostic services and 24-hour emergency care. It has four wards consisting of an oncology day unit, a surgical ward for patients who have had general, orthopaedic and gynaecological surgery, a stroke rehabilitation and care of the elderly ward and a general medicine ward.  

For the privacy and dignity of patients the hospital wards are largely single, en-suite rooms. The hospital also has a midwifery-led maternity unit with birthing pool. Two GP practices are based within the hospital.

Ward services from Haltwhistle General Hospital have been temporarily relocated to Hexham while development work takes place.

For directions and contact details click on the map below.

Directions & Transport

By road
Leave the A1 at the junction with A69 and A186; join the A69 for approximately 17 miles, by-passing Corbridge. Once past Corbridge, leave the A69 at the next large roundabout (signposted to Hexham). Follow signs into Hexham, then turn left onto the A695 Corbridge Road (signposted to Corbridge). The hospital is located on the right-hand side.

Sat nav postcode NE46 1QJ.

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

By rail
Hexham receives regular services from Newcastle Central Station and Carlisle. The hospital is a short walk from the station. Check The Trainline for timetables of all services.


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.

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 in a number of cases for patients or their visitors. This includes those receiving treatment for cancer while patients attending regularly over an extended period and visitors of long-stay patients may also be exempt. Parents of children in hospital will also receive free car parking. Please speak to the ward manager about this. 

Oncology Day Unit

Oncology day services
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Emergency Care Centre

Accident and emergency department
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Endoscopy Outpatients

Endoscopy department for outpatient treatment
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Outpatients department

Outpatients and pre-assessment
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Operating theatres
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Ward 1

Ward services previously provided from Haltwhistle
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Ward 2

General medicine
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Ward 3

General surgery, orthopaedics & gynaecology
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Ward 4

Stroke/rehabilitation and care of the elderly
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  • Disabled access 
  • Induction loop 
  • Entertainment and communications system at bedsides (some television channels are provided free and cards may be purchased throughout the hospital for those channels which are pay per view. These cards can also be used for making and receiving telephone calls from the same system
  • Café for visitors, vending machines, shop on premises.