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Childrens Services

Ward 1b New Victoria Wing (GNCH)

Ward 1B is a regional neuroscience unit that looks after children who need medical and surgical care.

We specialise in the treatment and rehabilitation of children with head injuries. 

Working closely with families

The ward has 13 beds and includes a base for Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy services, which is important to support children’s rehabilitation.

We work extremely closely with families and carers, with the support of an experienced team with a range of experience, and we encourage families to get involved in their child’s care at all times. 

How to find us

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Ward 1b 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 1b includes:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Hospital Play Specialist
  • Health Care Assistants
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Teachers
  • Dietician
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Social Worker
  • Psychologist.

Play facilities

There is a playroom for patients which includes, arts and craft activities, board games and puzzles, books and stories.  There are games consoles (either Wiis or Xbox 360’s) in many of the cubicles and the bay area and also in our teenage and parent shared area.  There is also a sensory room and with many patients undertaking rehabilitation, there is a separate room where the Physio & Occupational Therapists are based.  We like to make our environment as welcoming as possible and visitors to the ward are often greeted by interactive displays at our main entrance.

More information

For more details about Ward 1b, please contact:

  • Senior Sister Sharon Cairns
  • Tel: 0191 282 6101
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