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Ward 1a New Victoria Wing (GNCH)

Ward 1a Paediatric Medicine

The staff on Ward 1a care for children and adolescents (0 - 18 years). 

In addition to general medical patients the ward cares for children with Renal and Gastroenterology problems.

How to find us

Ward 1a is based on Level 2 of the Great North Children's Hospital. This is in the New Victoria Wing of the RVI in Newcastle.

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Staff you are likely to meet

The clinical team on Ward 1a includes:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Hospital play specialists/nursery nurses
  • Health care assistants
  • Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists
  • Speech and Language Therapists 

Play facilities

We have a wide range of play facilities for our busy ward. There is an open plan play room on the main ward, which has a variety of baby toys such as musical toys and baby gyms, pre-school toys, creative and role play toys such as a kitchen, hoovers, push along and ride along toys. We have jigsaws and board games for all ages, a wide selection of arts and crafts, creative collage making activities, DVDs and specialised sensory toys.

We also have a large selection of shiny, glitter, metallic and ordinary paints, play dough, gluing and sticking materials for a wide age range to cater for all our children and young people.

In our treatment room we have a 3D interactive VPOD system for our children and young people, which we use as a distraction tool when they have their cannulation done. We also have a mini iPad that we use for distraction for the children and young people to use, as well as using it for learning and educational purposes.

We have a selection of DVDs and DVD players for our children and young people, as well as and Xbox games console and four portable TV and DVD systems, and a Starlight DVD and games console for them to use.

There is also a sensory and relaxation area which includes a hurricane tube, infinity tunnel, sensory toys, fibre optic lights, disco ball, sensory and textured balls, activity cube and an Omi Vista interactive floor projector for the children and young people to fully immerse themselves in with the splat, scatter and wipe games and learning activities by using their feet.

Contact us

For more information about Ward 1a, contact:

  • Sister Rachel Allcoat
  • tel: 0191 282 6001

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