Childrens Services

Ward 7 New Victoria Wing (GNCH)

The Children’s Haemodialysis Unit, Ward 7 at the Great North Children's hospital is a regional centre for children who need haemodialysis.

We also provide other day-case investigations and treatments for long-term renal conditions, such as plasmapheresis.

Opening times

The unit has seven dialysis beds and we are open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 8.00am and 4.00pm.

We dialyse children of all ages up to 18 years.

Play facilities

We have a team of doctors, nurses, dieticians, psychologists, social worker, nursery nurse and teachers and we all work together to provide the best information, care and support for our patients and their families/carers.

Our dialysis patients are kept entertained by our nursery nurse providing age, developmental and topical activities. Patients of school age also have lessons with teachers from the hospital school The Bridges, with teachers from both The Bridges and the patient’s own school liaising to ensure the child is working on the same subjects and topics in both schools.

Our patients and carers are given information and support from all members of the team to ensure they understand their illness and all procedures that they will have throughout their time with us.

Our aim is to have a friendly, safe, happy and relaxed environment for all our patients, families and carers throughout their time with us.


How to find us

Ward 7 is on Level 3 of the Great North Children's Hospital, in the New Victoria Wing at the RVI in Newcastle.

Directions to the Ward from the New Victoria WingShow [+] Hide [-]

  • Enter the main entrance and keep to the left hand side there you will see the lift opposite main reception desk.
  • Enter the lift and select level 03 upon exiting the lift please follow the sign post for Ward 7 to your left hand side corridor follow the corridor until arriving at your destination.
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How to get to the hospital

Directions to the ward from Leazes WingShow [+] Hide [-]

  • Enter Leazes Wing main entrance, walk past the reception desk and turn right when you reach the café.
  • Walk down this corridor until you reach a junction, there you will find the stairs and lifts take either of these to level 03.
  • Exit the lift and take a left along the corridor follow the corridor until arriving at your destination.
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How to get to the hospital

Directions to the ward from the Multi Storey Car ParkShow [+] Hide [-]

  • Enter the hospital from the multi-storey car park and take your immediate left keep going along the corridor past the escalators and take the next left, carry on straight ahead until you see the lifts.
  • Enter the lift and select level 03 upon exiting the lift please follow the sign post for Ward 7 to your left hand side follow the corridor until arriving at your destination.
Map

How to get to the hospital

More information

For more information about Ward 7, please contact:

  • Sister Jenny Booth
  • tel: 0191 282 6007
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