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Childrens Services

Ward 10 New Victoria Wing (GNCH)

Ward 10 in the Great North Children's Hospital at the RVI is a children's orthopaedic ward.

We provide care and treatment for young people - up to school-leaving age - before and after planned orthopaedic surgery.

What we do

Many patients we see have a variety of complex needs. Patients are admitted for investigations, as well as for non-surgical treatment, for example traction, physiotherapy and hydrotherapy, and elective surgery. 

Treatment can range from day-case and short-stay surgery, to more complex spinal and hip surgery for conditions such as scoliosis, Perthes' disease, cerebral palsy, spina bifida and congenital dislocation of the hip.

Our philosophy on the ward is very much based on partnership in care - family members and carers are actively encouraged to participate in their child's care as they feel able.

Open visiting

We have an open visiting policy on the ward in agreement with the nurse-in-charge. Parents may stay with their children as long they wish, and overnight facilities are available.

How to find us

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Ward 10 is located on fourth floor of the Great North Children's Hospital at the RVI in Newcastle. To find us:

  • come through the main entrance of the New Victoria Wing of the RVI.
  • take either the lifts or stairs to floor four of the Great North Children's Hospital and follow the signs for Ward 10.

How to get to the hospital

Staff you are likely to meet

The clinical team on Ward 10 at the Great North Children's Hospital includes:

  • specialist orthopaedic surgeons
  • nursing staff
  • physiotherapists
  • occupational therapists
  • a nursery nurse 
  • other support staff.

Play facilities

Each Patient bed space provides a bed and space for a parent or carer to stay. There is a parent’s room for making food and drinks which also has a fridge, microwave and a room to shower.

On the entrance to ward 10 we have a play room for children 0-11years which provides all types of toys, board games, arts and crafts. It also has two Xbox game consoles, games, DVD players and DVDs which can also be moved to the bed side.

At the rear of ward 10 we have the “CHILL PAD” for 11-18 years which includes a large flat screen TV which a DVD player and a selection of DVDs.

We provide hot and cold drinks, a private space for young people to just chill, before during and after procedures.

There are PS3 and PS4 consoles, hand held consoles and game and we have a large selection of board games and arts and crafts, books and magazines.

Things you need to know

  • If you would like to visit the ward with your child before admission, this can be arranged with the nurse-in-charge by phoning the ward on the number below.
  • There is an open visiting policy with parents encouraged to stay with their child while on the ward.
  • Overnight facilities can be arranged for any parents who would like to stay with their child.
  • Ward 10 has a large playroom for younger children, with various toys and games. We have a nursery nurse who looks after the playroom and arranges play therapy on the ward. She supports the nursing staff to provide care to children, young people and their families.
  • Teenagers have a separate room where they can relax. We have equipment including a television, stereo equipment and a limited stock of computer games. 
  • A hospital teaching service operates during normal school term-time, Monday to Friday from 9.15am until 3.15pm. Teaching is provided on an individual basis to suit the personal needs of each child. You can get more information from the ward sister.

More information

For more details about Ward 10, please contact:

  • Sister Joanne March
  • Tel: 0191 282 6010
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