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Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

Allebone ward

Allebone stroke unit


Contact details

Telephone: 01604 545336

E-mail address for general enquiries:


How to find us

Enter the hospital at the South or Cliftonville entrance and follow signs to area C.The nearest pay and display car park is Car Park 1.

Click here for the hospital map


Type of ward

Allebone is a 28 bedded stroke unit.


What should I bring with me?

Please ensure you bring:

  • Your admission letter and any other information we may have sent.
  • Any personal medicines or inhalers that you are using at the moment.
  • Any letters or x-rays detailing your current medical condition.
  • Any medicines or tablets you are currently taking
  • Any special aids you use (eg walking stick, hearing aid)
  • Denture pots (if applicable)
  • The name and contact details of any care agencies that may be supporting you at home

You may also want to bring:

  • Night clothes, day clothes for longer stays
  • Dressing gown, bedjacket or cardigan
  • Shaving items
  • Soft shoes or slippers
  • Sanitary towels
  • Washing and toiletries (including toothbrush and toothpaste)
  • Towels
  • A box of tissues
  • Hand wipes
  • Things to do (eg reading, writing materials, crosswords, knitting)
  • Your spectacles or contact lenses
  • The name, address and telephone number of your GP

Storage space is limited.  Please bear this in mind when bringing in clothes, and don't bring those you won't need.  We may encourage you to wear your day clothes when appropriate, however space remains limited so minimal requirements are appreciated. We cannot be held liable for your belongings, and clear labelling your items is recommended.


Please do not bring

  • Valuables, jewellery or large sums of money (we cannot be held liable for their loss)
  • Alcohol
  • Mobile telephones (these are not allowed on wards and in clinical areas, although they may be used in public areas of the hospital.)
  • Personal audio equipment – unless you first check with ward staff, and always use headphones or earphones.


A porter and, if necessary a nurse, will escort you to the ward. Our nursing team will carry out your observations and admit you to the ward.


Visiting Times:

Visiting times on the ward are:

  • 11.00-20.00

For more information on visiting please visit the visitors page. Please note that we have protected meal times where visitors are not permitted.



Meals are served at the following approximate times:

  • Breakfast 07.45 – 08.30
  • Lunch 11.45 – 13.00
  • Supper 17.00 – 18.00

No visitors during protected meal times please

There is a choice of cereal and bread at breakfast times. Each patient is given a card to select their lunch and dinner choice for the next day. Vegetarian selections are available and special religious, cultural or vegan meals are available on request.

Visitors can bring in food and drink for you as long as it can be stored safely on the ward and does not require any cooking, heating or refrigeration. Suitable foods include fruit, biscuits, crackers, crisps and confectionery.

If you are having an operation or special test, your visitors should check with your nurse about bringing in snacks for you.


The ‘Tele-Call’ individual phone/tv/radio/internet system is available by each bedside. Each patient has a dedicated telephone line with an individual number, which can receive outgoing and incoming calls including international calls.

Credit vouchers to use the ‘Tele-Call’ system may be purchased in the hospital, and advisors are on hand seven days a week to provide assistance if required.

Is there anything I shouldn't bring with me?

Flowers and plants are not allowed on the wards due to the risk of infection.

What should I do when I get to the ward?

Please report to the nurses station on entry to the ward and you will be directed to the person you are visiting. Please wash your hands using soap and water or the gel provided before entering the ward. Gel is found in dispensers inside and outside the doors to the ward.


About the team

Our team consists of:

  • Stroke Specialist Consultants
  • Specialist Registrars
  • Senior House Officers
  • Junior House Officers
  • Stroke Specalist Nurse

Nursing team consists of

  • Ward sister
  • Junior sisters
  • Staff nurses
  • Senior HCAs

There is also an activities co-ordinator, ward receptionist, ward hostess and domestic.

The therapy team consists of:

  • Permanent and rotational physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Therapy assistants (technical instructors)
  • Speech and language therapist
  • Speech therapy assistant

There is also access to a dedicated dietician.

Stroke specialist nurse: 

  •  Rachel Day.


  • Dr Lyndsey Brawn
  • Dr Melanie Blake
  • Dr Venkatesan Srinivasan

Matron - Sarah Williams

Ward sister - Jenny Scott

Junior sister - Debbie Curtis

Junior sister - Soneya Jobey

Useful links 

Any other information

While you are in hospital, you may be transferred from one ward to another. These transfers will be agreed with a consultant, and your relatives will be informed by ward staff where you have gone.

If you are in pain, discomfort or worried, please let the ward staff know.

Your medical information is strictly confidential and will not be passed onto anyone without your permission. But if you wish, staff will keep relatives informed about your progress.

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