Newton Hospital


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Newton Hospital is home to the Trust's Intermediate Care Unit and also Outpatient and Community Services. 

Intermediate Care Ward

The inpatient ward at Newton Hospital provides Intermediate Care in a community setting, including nursing, medical, therapy and social care interventions for patients who require specialist care and support.

Intermediate care is for people whose short-term needs can be addressed within a limited period of weeks, as part of their overall care plan. The aim is to provide assessment and treatment to aid people to recover previous functional ability following illness or injury and promote health, wellbeing and independence supporting them to remain within their own home, prevent admission or readmissions to an acute hospital and prevent discharge to care homes.

Onward referrals to other community nursing and therapy teams can be made as part of the discharge and on-going care plan.

There is a dedicated multidisciplinary team that support both patients and families including nursing, GP, therapy, social work, and mental health with in-reach support from tissue viability, dietician, continence, heart failure and COPD services.

We accept referrals from the community health services via Clinical Connection Point for patients who require inpatient care and from acute hospitals via the Intermediate Care Assessment Team.

Who can access the service?

The services are delivered to patients who live in the Borough of St Helens or are registered with a St Helens GP, and who meet the admission criteria.

How can people access the service?

Our nurse led team in the community or via your GP or by the Intermediate Care Assessment Team at the acute hospitals.

What are the visiting times for the ward?

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday – 2pm – 3pm

Monday – Sunday – 6.30pm – 8pm

When are the services available?

The inpatient ward provides care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  


Patients are eligible for free NHS treatment at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching hospitals NHS Trust if they are: Ordinarily resident in the UK or: Overseas visitors, but entitled to free NHS services under the National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations

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