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Childrens Services

Ward 3 New Victoria Wing (GNCH)

Contact: (0191) 282 6003 - Sister Karen Wall

Ward 3 is the Children’s Haematopoeitic Stem Cell  Transplant Unit, based in the Great North Children's Hospital.

The ward is divided into a day unit, and an in-patient service:

  • The day unit is where patients are cared for before transplant, and supported during their recovery following discharge
  • The in-patient service is where patients are cared for during transplants and while they recover sufficiently to be discharged from hospital (to day unit care). 

Nationally designated service

This unit is one of two nationally-designated services which perform transplants for immune deficiencies and autoimmune disorders. We also treat haematological malignancies (cancers that affect blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes) and bone marrow failure.

We have 10 specialised rooms designed to protect patients from infection, and we offer complex care for patients aged between infancy and adulthood.

Film for Ward 3

This film gives you a fun guide to your first two days' stay at Ward 3.

How to find us

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Ward 3 is based on Level 4 of the Great North Children's Hospital. To find us:

  • Come through the New Victoria Wing entrance and take the lift to Level 4.
  • Turn right out of the lift, and walk to the end of the corridor.
  • The ward is secure and you will need to press on the button to gain access.

How to get to the hospital

Staff you are likely to meet

The clinical team who you may meet on Ward 3 includes:

  • doctors
  • nurses
  • hospital play specialists
  • nursery nurses
  • health care assistants
  • physiotherapists
  • occupational therapists
  • speech and language therapists 

Contact us

Ward 3 is based on Level 4 of the Great North Children's Hospital, in the New Victoria Wing at the RVI.

For more information about the ward, please contact:

  • Sister Karen Wall
  • Tel: 0191 282 6003
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