The Royal Victoria Infirmary

0191 233 6161 Queen Victoria Road, New Victoria Wing, Royal Victoria Infirmary , Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4LP
http://www.newcastle-hospitals.nhs.uk/

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 246 ratings for this hospital

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  • Safe Staffing Levels

Overview

New Victoria Wing at the RVI

Welcome to the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI)

We’ve been providing healthcare to the communities of Newcastle and the North East for over 250 years, but there’s nothing old-fashioned about our services which are among the safest and most advanced in the UK. 

From broken bones in our brand new Emergency Department, to tropical fevers in the infectious diseases unit; from all types of neurolocial conditions to children's immune system deficiencies, we provide a full range of modern healthcare services. 

They range from emergency care, like our Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic, to our pioneering burns unit and our innovative dermatology unit, the region’s sole provider of the leading edge Mohs micrographic surgery for skin cancer.

Many of our services are officially designated regional centres of expertise enjoying international reputations, like our Neurosciences Centre, which treats people with illnesses affecting the nervous system, including the brain and the spinal cord.

The Great North Children’s Hospital offers a wide range of specialist services for children including our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit for the seriously ill, and our state-of-the-art “bubble unit” for children with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency Syndrome (SCIDS) – one of only two in the country. 

Our Maternity Department is one of the UK’s largest, helping to bring nearly 7,000 babies into the world every year. And with our consultant-led service, you know you’re in the safest hands possible however your pregnancy develops.

We also understand the often very different needs of our elderly patients. Our Falls and Syncope Service, the largest of its kind in Europe, helps to relieve the stress and discomfort of balance, black-out and dizziness, so our patients enjoy mobile and independent lives. Newcastle Eye Centre has one of the UK’s largest cataract centres, and offers advanced treatments for age-related eye problems such as ARMD (Age Related Macular Degeneration), the UK's major cause of blindness.

Contact details, map and directions

The Royal Victoria Infirmary

Tel: 0191 233 6161   Fax: 0191 201 0155

Address: Queen Victoria Road, New Victoria Wing, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4LP

Website: http://www.newcastle-hospitals.nhs.uk/

Email: foundation.office@nuth.nhs.uk

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Departments and services

The RVI provides a wide range of advanced healthcare services including: Cardiology, Emergency Care, Maternity, Neonatology, Paediatrics, Intensive Care, Neurosciences, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Gynaecology, Infectious Diseases and Orthopaedics.

To search for a specific treatment, use our full list of departments

Latest news

Safe Staffing Levels

As well as the summary of nursing levels on the right-hand side of this page, you can get more detailed information about Safe Staffing Levels on the Newcastle Hospitals website

Last updated on 25 June 2014.

Quality of service at The Royal Victoria Infirmary

Care Quality Commission inspection ratings

Outstanding
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% of registered nurse day hours filled as planned (Hospital)

95% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of Unregistered care staff day hours filled as planned (Hospital)

99% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of registered nurse night hours filled as planned (Hospital)

94% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of Unregistered care staff night hours filled as planned (Hospital)

120% of planned level - This shows how well the ward's staffing requirements are being met

% of patients who have been hurt in a fall in the last 3 days

0.23% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

% of patients being treated for a bed sore (pressure ulcer)

2.5% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

Friends and Family Test: Inpatient

97%Patients recommend this hospital. 1197 responses

Friends and Family Test score: A&E

91%Patients recommend this hospital. 452 responses

Friends and Family Test score: Maternity

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

9696% staff recommend this hospital for care. 344 responses. 13665 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

7777% staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 344 responses. 13665 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test Score: Community

85%Patients recommend this hospital. 46 responses.

Friends and Family test score: Outpatients

91%Patients recommend this hospital. 811 responses.

Latest reviews of this hospital

understaffed

My mam has just moved on the ward. She has lung cancer a serious chest infection and a fractured pelvis. My sister visited and my Mams ni...

25 June 2016

Investigation of breast lump

I was seen today by my consultant and a number of staff at the RVI who investigated a lump in my breast. I was very impressed with the st...

23 June 2016

Needing advice

My initial treatment was excellent and I can't thank the team enough for their care however due to a problem since my last appt with cons...

22 June 2016

pain around the eye

I was recommended to come to the RVI by Shotley Bridge Urgent Care Centre. I had a splitting pain all round my left eye. I had it for a ...

21 June 2016

Abysmal attitude towards car parks

I took my partner to the RVI today (20/06/2016) to visit her new grandson, after driving around for about 15 minutes I eventually found a...

20 June 2016

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Last updated on 25 June 2014.

Information supplied by The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust