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


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Ward 16 RVI

Contact: (0191) 282 6016 - Sister Lynne Watson

Ward 16 at the Royal Victoria Infirmary 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 specialists

How to find us

Directions to Ward 16 Neuro from the Main Entrance of New Victoria WingShow [+] Hide [-]


Ward 16 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 follow the corridor over the atrium turning left. Follow the corridor until you reach the bottom and turn left again until you arrive at Ward 16, Neuro.

How to get to the hospital

Directions to Ward 16 Neuro from Multi Storey Car Park Level 02Show [+] Hide [-]

Ward 16 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. Take your left and follow the corridor taking your first right.
  • Follow the corridor until arriving at the stairs/lift and make your way up to Level 5.
  • Upon exiting, take your left then immediate right and follow the corridor.
  • Turn left at the bottom and continue along until you arrive at Ward 16, Neuro.

How to get to the hospital

Staff you are likely to meet

Ward 16 is led by Sister Lynne Watson 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 2:00 and 4:00pm and 6:00 and 8:00pm 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 4:00pm 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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