Neurosciences

Neurosciences Short Stay Unit (NSSU)

Contact: (0191) Sister Sandra Sowiak

The Neurosciences Short Stay Unit (NSSU) at the RVI treats elective, nurse-led, short-stay neurosurgical patients and neurology patients attending for treatments and investigations without the need for overnight admission. The unit provides a specialist videotelemetry room for patients undergoing an extended period of monitoring.


How to find us

NSSU is situated next to Ward 15 in the New Victoria Wing of the RVI.

Directions to Ward 15 Neuro from the main entrance of New Victoria WingShow [+] Hide [-]

Directions to Ward 15 Neuro from the main entrance of New Victoria Wing

  • Come through the main entrance of the New Victoria Wing and take either the stairs or the lift on your right hand side up to level five.
  • Exit the stairs or the lift and turn to your left. Follow the corridor until you arrive at Ward 15.
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How to get to the hospital

Directions to Ward 15 Neuro from multi-storey car park level 02Show [+] Hide [-]

NEU is located next to Ward 15 on level five of the New Victoria Wing at the RVI in Newcastle.

  • Exit the multi-storey car park on level two and you will enter the main atrium of New Victoria Wing.
  • Follow the signs for the nearest set of stairs or lift and head up to level five.
  • Exit the stairs or lift and turn left following the corridor until you arrive at Ward 15.
Map

How to get to the hospital

Staff you are likely to meet

The Neurosciences Short Stay Unit is led by Sister Sandra Sowiak. The clinical team is made up of:

  • Consultant Neurosurgeons
  • Consultant Neurologists
  • Specialist Nurses
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Other support staff

Things you need to know

  • NSSU operates 24 hours a day from Monday morning 08:00, until Friday evening 18:00. If you need to stay in hospital beyond this time, you will be transferred to one of our in-patient wards.
  • Visiting times are between 14:00 until 20:00 every day. We request no more than two visitors per bedside. We do appreciate that visitors may have a long way to travel and visiting outside of these set times may be arranged in certain circumstances and at the discretion of the nurse in charge.
  • Nursing staff are always available for information regarding a patient's treatment and progress. If you wish to speak to a member of the medical team please speak to nursing staff who will be happy to arrange an appointment for you.
  • Patients admitted for elective surgery may have attended a pre-admission clinic and will have been advised of the likely length of hospital stay they can expect.
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