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Oncology Day Unit

Location
North Tyneside General Hospital
Ward Name / Number
Oncology Day Unit
Direct dial telephone number
0191 293 2751
Location of ward

The ward is signposted at the main entrance.

Type of ward
Oncology day unit
Ward visiting times
Patients are all day cases so there are no formal visiting times. Due to issues around space and safety it may be necessary for visitors to leave the treatment area.
What patients may need to know about the daily routine on the ward

Space is an issue so we may not be able to accommodate all relatives.
We do encourage a friend or relative to accompany patients for pre-assessment.
Lunch is provided at midday.

Are children welcome?
Children are discouraged from being in treatment areas but can wait in the small waiting room if supervised.
Is there flexibility in visiting?
Yes but please note there is limited space available.
Are the numbers restricted?
Yes due to space
Protected meal times
No
Time of consultant rounds
Consultants will review patients but an appointment time will be given.
Mobile shop visiting times
Varied
Ward Manager’s name
Allison Nielsen, Oncology Nurse Specialist/ODU Manager
When is the best time for relatives to contact the ward to check on patient?
During opening hours: 8.30am - 5pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8.30am - 7pm Tuesday and Thursday
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