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Type of ward
Esther White ward is an acute assessment unit at Northampton General Hospital.
What should I bring with me?
Please ensure you bring:
- Any prescription and non-prescription medication you are currently taking.
- Any essential toiletries you will need during your stay.
Please do not bring:
- We cannot be held responsible for the loss of any personal items, we advise against bringing any valuable items.
- Flowers and plants are not allowed on the wards due to the risk of infection.
- Large quantities of clothing or bags.
Patients are admitted to Esther White ward via our Emergency Department or in certain circumstances, directly from your GP.
Meals are served at the following approximate times:
- Breakfast: 08:00
- Lunch: 12:00
- Supper: 17:00
Television services are not currently available on Esther White ward.
Visiting times are between 14:00 - 16:30 and 18:00 and 20:30.
Visiting can also be made at different times at the discretion of the ward sister or nurse in charge.
What should I do when I get to the ward?
Please wash your hands using soap and water or the gel or foam provided before entering the ward. Gel or foam is found in dispensers inside and outside the doors to the ward.
Please report to the nurses’ station on entry to the ward, who will direct you to the person you are visiting.
About the team
The team on Esther White is comprised of a ward manager and a nursing team. You will be allocated one nurse with a health care assistant. This team provides care 24 hours a day.
You will be assigned to a medical or speciality consultant, and will be reviewed daily whilst on the assessment areas by the consultant or a member of their team. You may also be visited by the pharmacy, physiotherapy of specialist nurse team if appropriate.
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 dependent on the time of transfer. If you are in pain, discomfort or worried, please let the ward staff know and the nursing team will be happy to talk to you. The Matron for Esther White ward is Jo Smith; Laura Bastow is currently interim ward sister. They are happy to meet with you and discuss any concerns you may have.