Visiting hours

Monday to Friday 2-4pm and 6-8pm
Saturday and Sunday 2-8pm


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"I would like to thank all the staff on Ward 1 for looking after my wife during her stay on the ward.  She was well taken care of and treated with love and kindness.  I myself will never forget visiting her on the ward and the staff making me feel at home."  Mr RW

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Older People's Medicine

Ward 18 Freeman Hospital

Contact: (0191) 213 7018 - Sister Jane Northwood

Ward 18 provides care for older people, mostly from the east of the city, in need of rehabilitation and assessment before being discharged from our care.

Some patients may be referred by their GP or from the Emergency Department at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. Consultants carry out ward rounds and hold team meetings with our nursing staff and other support workers.

How to find us

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Ward 18 is on Level 7 of the Freeman Hospital. To find us:

  • Walk through the Main Entrance of the hospital, which has revolving door, and you will see a reception desk ahead of you.
  • Follow the corridor straight ahead of you, walking past the shop and hairdressers on your left and large windows on your right.
  • At the end go through a double set of doors and turn left. Walk forward and you will a set of lifts on your left hand side.
  • Take the lifts up to Level 7 and follow the signs for Ward 18 on your right hand side.
  • Alternatively, you could take the stairs up to Level 7 (situated opposite the lifts) and when you reach the top of the stairs, come out into the main foyer and turn left where you will see signs for Ward 18.

How to get to the hospital

Staff you are likely to meet

Physiotherapists and occupational therapists will help to prepare patients for home with a range of activities, both communal and individual assessments. At the frequent team meetings, social workers join the care team to help plan for discharge.

Things you need to know

  • Visiting times are 2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pm.
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