Newcastle’s Institute of Transplantation has now opened its doors and is welcoming patients to its outpatient clinics and brand new 30 bedded ward - Ward 38. This new, purpose-built facility brings together all aspects of transplantation under one roof. Designed with the 'patient journey' in mind, from start to finish, seamless and high quality care is provided at all points of contact. This means that wherever possible, patients are offered a 'one stop shop' approach so that they can access all the services they need in one location.
Find out more about our Transplant Services here.
Not only does the new building look striking from the outside but its internal infrastructure is truly inspiring, housing an impressive range of ultramodern facilities and technology including:
- 4 ‘oversized’ high technology theatres allowing for more than one transplant operation to take place at any one time
- 22 bedded intensive care and high dependency facility designed to the very best of international specifications
- 30 bedded inpatient ward including 14 single en suite rooms
- Outpatient facilities and a state-of-the art screening and imaging suite
- Research and development centre with associated lecture theatre and education facilities enabling live links to transplant surgery
All intensive care and high dependency patients at the Freeman Hospital have moved to the brand new new unit on Ward 37 in the Institute and heart and lung transplant patients are being seen in the new Outpatient Suite.
The Transplant Wards 6a and 27a have also moved into their new home on Ward 38.