Newcastle’s children’s emergency department (A&E) is at the Royal Victoria Infirmary. We have a specially designed area for children and young people who need immediate care for every kind of injury and illness you can think of. We are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Coming into hospital when you are little – or if you are a parent or carer – can be daunting. We know how upsetting it can be when there has been an accident or rapid onset of illness.
Our young patients will be cares for by medical staff specially trained in children’s healthcare. We also have advanced paediatric nurse practitioners, nursing staff and nursery nurses. All are highly trained to provide high quality, urgent and emergency care for children. Being seen quickly by these specialists is particularly important for our young patients, especially those under the age of five.
Our children’s emergency department is directly next to the Great North Children’s Hospital. Our staff can ensure rapid and seamless access to all the other paediatric specialists and facilities that are based there. This includes operating theatres and a specialist intensive care unit, should they be needed.
We care for patients from all over the North East. Our staff expect to see over 23,000 young patients every year, from birth all the way up to 16 years of age.
We have a play area with a television, table top toys, kitchen, workbench, blackboard and a game cube. Each examination room has a television and a selection of toys available.
To find out more about our unit, please contact us on 0191 282 6111
In an emergency, always call 999.
How to find us
The children’s emergency department is located next to the main Emergency Department at the RVI. Please use the entrance on Richardson Road. There is short-stay parking available just outside the Department for ease of access.