Childrens Services

Play Team

The play team at the Newcastle Hospitals is made up of health play specialists and nursery nurses.

You will find members of the play team on all of our children’s wards and departments; we also have a community play specialist who is part of the children’s community nursing team.

The team have specialised training and experience in supporting children and young people in a healthcare setting.

Many different types of staff work for Newcastle Hospitals, from matrons to housekeepers, ward clerks to physiotherapists, to identify a member of the play team look out for this uniform.


Contact the play team

Hospital play team

If you would like to contact a member of the play team prior to your child’s visit to hospital you can:

Phone: 0191 233 6161 and ask for the ward or department your child will be visiting

Community Play specialist

Joanne Reay
Children and Community Services
Campus for Ageing and Vitality
Westgate Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 6BE 

Tel: 0191 282 3450 or 0191 282 3451

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