Ward Sister : Julie MacKinnon
Telephone : 01208 251565
The ward has 22 beds providing inpatient care for elderly patients and patients who require rehabilitation following surgery or illness.
The ward has use of a day case bed where patients come in for the day for their treatment and are supported fully before they are ready to go home, therefore not requiring an overnight stay.
There is a dedicated space for patients nearing the end of their life which is a quiet area for them to be with their families.
How to contact your relative
You can call the main ward telephone number as above or alternatively the ward has a handset telephone which can be taken to your relative. The number to contact is 01208 251571. Patients can use their own mobile telephones on the ward.
Visiting (updated January 2021)
Due to the current increase in cases nationally and locally, we urgently need to reduce the number of people coming to our hospitals.
We have therefore taken the decision to restrict visiting unless:
- A person is receiving end of life care, regardless of their covid status
- Are visiting a child – one parent
- Is in the person’s best clinical interests and agreed in line with our internal processes
If you are visiting in one of these circumstances, please arrange this with us first. We will ask you to sign a risk assessment. We will provide you with personal protective equipment.
We know you will want to stay in touch while your relative or friend is in hospital. Patients are able to use their own or one of our mobile devices to telephone, video call or message.
Please bear in mind the confidentiality of other patients when you do this.
Our ward staff should be able to help you to stay in touch using a mobile device. You can also contact or arrange to send messages via our patient experience team by calling 01208 834620 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The ward has protected mealtimes between 12pm to 1pm and from 5pm to 6pm, however if you would like to help your relative to eat and drink you are welcome to stay on the ward.
Free car parking is available at the hospital.