Wansbeck General Hospital
Wansbeck General Hospital is situated just off the A197, on the outskirts of Ashington, Northumberland.
Wansbeck is a district general hospital with a 24 hour A&E department, a consultant-led maternity unit and special care baby unit, full range of diagnostic testing, 12 wards and outpatient clinics covering a range of specialties.
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Directions & Transport
Wansbeck General Hospital is situated just off the A197, on the outskirts of Ashington.
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.
For up to date bus information, please use the Traveline service
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.
Car parking is available and costs £1.20p per hour, up to a maximum of £4 per day.
This hospital operates on a number plate recognition system, with a variety of options for payment. Read more here.
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.
There are a number of designated free parking bays reserved for registered disabled drivers displaying a valid blue badge permit. You will need to register your blue badge with us.Please click here to register.
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.
Parking penalty fees
Cars not parked in an authorised bay or that haven't paid the correct amount to cover the time parked may be issued a parking fine.
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:
- Monday to Friday 7.30am to 6pm
- Saturday and Sunday 8am to 6pm
- Please note the restaurant closes every day at 2pm for approximately 20 minutes to cash up.
- Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm