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

Saturday and Sunday 2-8pm


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Ward 15 RVI

Contact: (0191) 282 6015 - Sister

Ward 15 at the Royal Victoria Infimary (RVI) is an adult neurosurgical ward which provides care and treatment for patients undergoing various neurosurgical investigations and operations.  We see patients who need both planned and emergency surgery.

Several specialist nurses are also available for advice and support for conditions affecting the brain and nervous system, including:

  • head injury
  • epilepsy
  • neuro-oncology (brain tumours)
  • pain

How to find us

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

Ward 15 is located on Level 5 of the New Victoria Wing at the RVI. To find us:

  • Come through the Main Entrance of the New Victoria Wing and take either the stairs or the lift on your right hand side upto Level 5.
  • Exit the stairs or the lift and turn to your left. Follow the corridor until you arrive at Ward 15, Neuro, WD2.

How to get to the hospital

Directions to Ward 15 Neuro from Multi Storey Car Park Level 02Show [+] Hide [-]

Ward 15 is located on Level 5 of the New Victoria Wing at the RVI. To find us:

  • Exit the Multi Storey Car Park on level 2 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 5.
  • Exit the stairs or lift and turn left following the corridor until arriving at Ward 15, Neuro, WD2.

How to get to the hospital

Staff you are likely to meet

Ward 15 is led by Sister Karen Thirlwell and the clinical team is made up of consultant neurosurgeons, specialist nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other support staff.

Things you need to know

  • Visiting times are between 14:00 and 16:00 and 18:00 and 20:00 every day. 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 bear in mind that after 16:00 and at weekends wards are covered by an 'on-call' team which may be different to your consultant's team.
  • 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.
  • Patients who require a longer period of rehabilitation or treatment and are from outside Newcastle will be referred back to their local hospital. We do understand this may be upsetting for some patients and their carers but it is vital we adhere to this policy to ensure we can continue to admit all emergency cases as quickly as possible.
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