List of Hospitals in Ashington - England (UK)

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Wansbeck General Hospital

Wansbeck General Hospital is a bright modern hospital situated just off the A197, on the outskirts of Ashington, Northumberland. Completed in 2003 the hospital has 15 wards and 429 beds for specialities such as: general medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, day surgery, maternity and gynaecology.

The hospital employs around 2,000 staff and deals with 24,000 inpatients, 21,000 outpatients, 14,000 day cases and 36,000 emergency attendees each year.

Wansbeck was ranked as the top hospital in the North East region for its provision of stroke care in a national audit carried out by the Royal College of Physicians. The unit at Wansbeck combines acute and rehabilitation care and is one of the Trusts three dedicated stroke units with the others located at Hexham and North Tyneside Hospitals.

The hospital has a large and modern maternity unit offering a flexible approach to childbirth. The unit provides both obstetric and midwifery care with a consultant-led service for women who require medical attention. Spacious delivery rooms with en-suite facilities provide privacy and comfort at all times. A birthing pool offers a more relaxed environment for women who wish to have a water birth. There is also a 24-hour epidural service to ensure women receive the pain relief they want or need. Wansbeck is also home to Northumbria Healthcare's award winning Special Care Baby Unit for premature babies and those who need extra care after birth.

A recently opened MRI suite has reduced waiting times and provides comprehensive diagnostic examinations for an extra 6,000 patients per year. Modern MRI scans can be used to help the early detection of heart disease, cancers and neurological conditions without the need for surgery.

A new method of operating on patients with hip and knee problems has cut recovery time in half. The fast-track surgery allows some patients to walk out of hospital 24 hours after a knee operation. For hip patients the length of time they need to stay in hospital has been reduced from five days to three with this new system that uses a spinal, rather than a general anaesthetic.

In July 2009 the National Patient Safety Agency awarded the hospital a score of 'Excellent' for its environment, food, and privacy and dignity for patients. Nutrition nurses work with Age Concern to make sure patients get good nutritional care including protected mealtimes.

The hospital has a main restaurant for meals and two coffee shops, offering a range of sandwiches and refreshments for visitors.

In relation to Northumbria NHS Trust's hip replacement revision rate Dr Foster has been informed by the Trust that the information held on SUS may not be factually correct. The Trust has told Dr Foster that 51 operations were classed as "hip revisions" when in fact only 39 should have been so recorded. Dr Foster has not been able to verify these assertions but is happy to record this statement at the request of the Trust

* this profile text was provided by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Category: NHS Hospitals
Hospital Address: Woodhorn Lane, Ashington, England
Postal Code :NE63 9JJ
Phone Number :01670 521212

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