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"To all the nurses and doctors on Ward 47 - thanks for all your wonderful help during my two stays in your ward.  You were all so kind and considerate."  Mr GP

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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Ward 47 RVI

This page gives you more information about Ward 47 at the RVI in Newcastle. 

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Dedicated care for our patients

Ward 47 is an adult ward which provides care for men and women requiring plastic and reconstructive surgery. It can be found on Level 5 of Leazes Wing at the RVI.

You can find out some details about the types of staff that work on the ward here. We work very closely with staff from many other disciplines such as Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Dietetics.


Things you need to know about Ward 47

  • Ward 47 won the "Personal Touch Award" in 2014
  • Visiting hours are 2.00pm - 4.00pm, and 6.00pm - 8.00pm.
  • We ask that there are a maximum of two visitors to a bed.  
  • The ward is divided into two nursing teams, and there are four bays and five cubicles. Bays are single sex accommodation.  
  • There is a Special Care area on the ward for patients requiring complex surgery - this is heated at a higher temperature than normal which helps wounds to heal quicker and aids recovery.    
  • All patients will be asked to complete swabs as screening for MRSA on admission.
  • We ask visitors not to bring flowers for infection control purposes. 
  • Please don’t bring valuables onto the ward if at all possible.

How to find us

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Ward 47 is based on Level 5 of the Leazes Wing at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle. To find us:

  • Come through the Leazes Wing Outpatient entrance, walk past the reception desk and turn right 
  • Walk straight ahead until you reach the lifts or stairs and go up to the fifth floor
  • Come out the lifts or stairs and turn to your right, following the signs for Ward 47.

How to get to the hospital

More information

For more details about Ward 47, please contact: 

  • Sister Joanne Taylor
  • tel: 0191 282 5647
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