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Musculoskeletal Services

Ward 42 RVI

Ward 42 is a complex Spinal Unit, located on level four of the Leazes Wing at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) in Newcastle. The unit mainly deals with fractures, tumours and deformities of the spine as well as other spinal problems.


How to find us

Ward 42 is on Level 4 of the Leazes Wing of the RVI.Show [+] Hide [-]


How to get to the hospital

Staff you are likely to meet

The clinical team on Ward 42 consists of orthopaedic surgeons, specialist nurses, junior medical staff, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and other support staff.

Things you need to know

  • The ward nursing staff are divided into "teams" with the sister in overall charge of the ward. You will have a named nurse who will be responsible for your care during your stay. Please ask this nurse if you have any questions.
  • As we have so many patients coming in and going home it may be necessary to rearrange the ward to make way for new patients coming in for operations. We apologise for any inconvenience should this affect you.

More information

For more details about Ward 42, please contact:

  • Senior Sister Ailsa Thomas
  • tel: 0191 282 6042
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