Opening hours

Monday to Friday 8am-5pm


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"I have just been discharged from Mr Schenker's Plastic Surgery clinic after a year's treatment for my fingers.  At all times I have been impressed by the courteous and effective way the staff treated me both in the Outpatient clinic and the Day Surgery Ward."  Mrs SC-J

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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic Surgery Outpatient Department

Plastic Surgery: 0191 282 4339 / Hand Clinic: 0191 282 5039

The Plastic Surgery Outpatient Department is based on Level 1 of the New Victoria Wing at the RVI. We run many clinics which are led by plastic surgeons and nurses;

  • Consultant led clinics
  • Physiotherapy clinic which runs concurrently with our specialist hand clinics
  • Scar management clinic which runs concurrently with our burns clinic
  • Nurse specialist led clinics for breast reconstruction, wound care, lymphoedema and camouflage.

We also run several clinics at other locations both around the city, and in Cumbria providing a service closer to the homes of our patients from that region. Currently we have Plastic Surgery clinics at;

  • Ponteland Road
  • Cumberland Infirmary
  • Workington

All of our services are available to book via the Choose and Book service through your GP.


Staff you might see in the department

The Plastic Surgery Outpatient Department is led by Sisters Catherine Carr and Linda Harker, and the team includes medical and nursing staff, clinical nurse specialists, physiotherapists and other support staff.

Click here for information about the different types of staff that are part of our team

How to find us

Directions to Plastic Surgery Outpatients from New Victoria WingShow [+] Hide [-]

The Plastic Surgery Out-Patients Department is based on level one of the New Victoria Wing, Queen Victoria Road.  To find us:

  • The pedestrian entrance leads to Level 1.
  • On entering the building, the department is immediately on the right side, signposted ‘Plastic Surgery and Hand Unit’.

How to get to the hospital

Directions to Plastic Surgery Outpatients from the Multi Storey Car ParkShow [+] Hide [-]

  • On entering the New Victoria Wing from this car park, please take lift, stairs or escalator down to Level 1.
  • The department is signposted ‘Plastic Surgery and Hand Unit’.

How to get to the hospital

Opening times

Outpatient clinic opening times are:

  • Monday to Friday     8:00am - 5:00pm

On arrival at the department, please check in at reception, and then take a seat in the waiting area.

(Patients attending for physiotherapy only, need not check in at reception.)

Please be aware that as multiple clinics run consecutively, these areas can become extremely busy, especially during the arrival of emergency trauma cases in the morning.

Things you need to know

  • There are hot drinks and refreshments available on Levels 1 & 2 of the New Victoria Wing.
  • The nearest parking is the multi storey car park off Queen Victoria Road.
  • If you require ambulance transport to your outpatient appointment, please contact your GP who can arrange this for you.
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