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Maternity Unit

Ward 32 RVI

Ward 32 is where you would normally be cared for if baby does not require any extra help support following birth and into the postnatal period.

Baby and parents

If all is well you can usually go home as soon as you wish. We would recommend you stay until you are confident in feeding your baby and you have managed to pass urine as they are important things to consider.

Some women who live outside of Newcastle may choose to go back to their local maternity unit for an extended postnatal stay. Please check with your local hospital to see if they offer that facility. Women who have had a caesarian section will normally stay in hospital for at least 24 hours following the birth.


How to find us

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Ward 32 is on Level 4 of the Leazes Wing at the RVI.

  • Take the lift or stairs behind Main Reception to Level four.
  • The Maternity Reception desk is the first desk you will see.
  • From here you will be directed to the ward.

How to get to the hospital

Staff you are likely to meet

Midwives and health care assistants care for the women on the postnatal wards. In addition, you may meet nursery nurses and neonatal nurses.

Things you need to know

Visiting Times on our postnatal wards:

  • 08:00 until 21:00 Partners and baby's brothers and sisters
  • 14:00 until 20:00 Other visitors and children

 Currently we do not have the facilities for partners/fathers to stay overnight in the maternity unit, however in exceptional circumstances  we would try to make this possible. 

  • Please remember security is extremely important on our Maternity Unit. Doors are always locked and all visitors must press the intercom and speak to a member of staff  to access the wards.
  • Remember, babies will not be allowed to leave the ward for any reason until discharge. When you are discharged from Ward 32 you will be accompanied to the reception desk by a member of staff and asked to sign the discharge book.

More information

For more information about Ward 32, please contact:

  • Senior Midwives - Jan Stephenson, Jo Turner and Shirley Mason
  • tel: 0191 282 5632  
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