Clinics & services

North Tyneside Palliative Care Unit

  • Description

    The Palliative Care Unit is based within Redesdale Court within the grounds of North Tyneside General Hospital. It has 19 beds that are all in single rooms with en-suite facilities. It is staffed by consultants, junior doctors, nurses, chaplains, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and social workers.

    Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life of patients and their families facing problems associated with any life-threatening illness. We work alongside primary care teams and other specialists involved in the patient's care, so that people can receive palliative care at the same time as receiving active treatment for their condition. The service aims to actively manage problems and help people live as well as possible. The service also supports families in dealing with the patient's illness and in their own bereavement. All patients are under the care of the full consultant-led multidisciplinary team, and their case will be discussed regularly at our MDT meeting.

  • Patient types/symptoms

    We accept any patient (and their family) who has a life-limiting illness and who has complex physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs.

  • Location

    Redesdale Court, North Tyneside Hospital

  • Opening Times

    The Palliative Care Unit is open 24 hours a day with open visiting for relatives/friends. Patients are admitted directly Monday and Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm. Outside these hours, patients are initially assessed via medical admissions. There is a consultant input every day and cover 24 hours a day.

Referral Information

Telephone 0191 2354903 or Fax 0191 235 4909.

You can also access the referral form in the useful forms section.

Specialist Staff