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Formerly St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Newton Hospital

Photograph of the exterior of Newton Community Hospital

About the service

Newton inpatient unit provides rehabilitation for patients who are medically fit to leave the acute care but require more therapy or clinical input to help them return home (or assisted care environment).  

We provide sub-acute care with short term interventions to preserve and promote the wellbeing of the patients.

Patients can be admitted to our unit from either stepping down from an acute hospital bed or stepping up from the community via GP or Community matron.


Getting to Newton Community Hospital

Newton Community Hospital Bradlegh Road Newton WA12 8RB

Telephone No: 0151 290 4835

By Car:

Parking is free. Please allow extra time for parking.

From the M6: At junction 23, take the A580 exit to Manchester/Liverpool/Newton. Turn left onto E Lancashire Rd/A580.

  • At Golborne Island, take the 4th exit and stay on E Lancashire Rd/A580
  • Turn left onto Newton Ln
  • Continue onto Rob Ln
  • Turn left onto High St/A49/A572
  • Turn right onto Park Rd N
  • At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Wargrave Rd
  • Turn right onto Bradlegh Rd

From the M62: At junction 9, take the A49 exit to Warrington Central/Newton.

  • At Stump Cross, take the 1st exit onto Newton Rd/A49
  • At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on Newton Rd/A49
  • Turn left onto Hollins Ln
  • Continue onto Alder Ln
  • Turn right onto Alder Root Ln
  • Alder Root Ln turns slightly right and becomes Wargrave Rd
  • Turn left onto Bradlegh Rd

By Bus:

Bus Route: No 34A from St Helens and 22 from Warrington drop off outside Newton Community Hospital.

For more information click on the Public Transport link on the left or contact Arriva on 0871 200 2233 or visit

By Rail:

Earlestown is the closest railway station. The hospital is approximately a 20-minute walk.

For more information click on the Public Transport link on the left  or contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484 950 or visit

Car Parking

Parking at Newton Community Hospital is free.

Please allow extra time for parking.

Disabled parking is available.

Is it an Emergency?

If you're feeling unwell and not sure which NHS service you need, use this guide to help you choose the right place to visit.

When to call 999

Call 999 in a medical emergency. This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.

Medical emergencies can include:

Call 999 immediately if you or someone else is having a heart attack or stroke. Every second counts with these conditions.

Also call 999 if you think someone has had a major trauma, such as after a serious road traffic accident, a stabbing, a shooting, a fall from height, or a serious head injury.

When to use 111

NHS 111 can help if you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do.

Get help online or on the phone

To get help from NHS 111, you can:

  • go to 111.NHS.UK (for people aged 5 and over only)
  • call 111

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you’re Deaf and want to use the phone service, you can use the NHS 111 British Sign Language service available in your country:

You can also call 18001 111 on a textphone.

When to go to A&E

An A&E department (also known as emergency department or casualty) deals with genuine life-threatening emergencies, such as:

  • loss of consciousness
  • acute confused state and fits that are not stopping
  • chest pain
  • breathing difficulties
  • severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
  • severe allergic reactions
  • severe burns or scalds
  • stroke
  • major trauma, such as road traffic accidents.

Less severe injuries can be treated in urgent care centres or minor injuries units.

When to visit an urgent treatment centre

You can go to an urgent treatment centre if you need urgent medical attention, but it's not a life-threatening situation.

Conditions that can be treated at an urgent treatment centre include:

  • sprains and strains
  • suspected broken limbs
  • minor head injuries
  • cuts and grazes
  • bites and stings
  • minor scalds and burns
  • ear and throat infections
  • skin infections and rashes
  • eye problems
  • coughs and colds
  • high temperature in child and adults
  • stomach pain
  • being sick (vomiting) and diarrhoea
  • emergency contraception

St Helens Urgent Treatment Centre

When to speak to a pharmacist

Pharmacies can give treatment advice about a range of common conditions and minor injuries, such as:

  • aches and pains
  • sore throat
  • coughs
  • colds
  • flu
  • earache
  • cystitis
  • skin rashes
  • teething
  • red eye

If you want to buy an over-the-counter medicine, the pharmacist and their team can help you choose.

Antibiotics will not be available over the counter to treat minor conditions.

Minor illnesses

Most common illnesses and problems will get better without the need to visit a doctor and can be treated at home. Click on the links for advice on how to manage your symptoms. 

You can also visit for self-care tips and tools and for advice on how to look after yourself during the winter months.

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