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Monday to Friday 2-4pm and 6-8pm
Saturday and Sunday 2-8pm


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"I would like to thank all the staff of Ward 52 for the First Class nursing care and treatment my husband received. We will always be in your debt for giving him back his life and health". Ms HL

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Ward 52 RVI

Contact: (0191) 282 5652 - Sister Doreen Reynolds and Sister Helen Ridley

Ward 52 is a medical ward which specialises in caring for adults with respiratory (lung and breathing) problems including asthma, chronic obstructive airways disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis.


We receive patients who have been admitted via the Assessment Suite, the Chest Clinic and also provide "step down" care for patients from the Intensive Care Unit & the High Dependency Unit.

The staff on Ward 52 also provide specialist palliative care for people with lung cancer and some forms of work related lung disease.

How to find us

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Ward 52 is located on Level 6 of Leazes Wing at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. To find us:

  • Come through Leazes Wing Main Entrance and walk past the reception desk.
  • Turn to your right and walk along this corridor until you see the East Block Lifts. Take the lift or the stairs up to the sixth floor.
  • When you come out of the lifts turn you will enter a small seating area.  Follow the signs round to your left and you will see Ward 52 is clearly signposted.

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Staff you are likely to meet

The team consists of doctors, specialist nurses, nursing staff, physiotherapists, pharmacy staff, dieticians, speech therapists, social workers and other support staff.


Things you need to know

  •  We have basic overnight staying facilities for relatives to use and encourage carer involvement in patient care.
  • Please do not bring fresh flowers onto the ward. This is to help with infection control.
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