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Althorp ward

Althorp ward

 

Contact details

Telephone: 01604 544410 and 01604 544415

 

How to find us

Enter the building at the Billing Road entrance and follow the signs for Area S. The nearest pay & display car parks are Car Park 4 or Car Park 2.

Click here for the hospital map

 

Visiting times

Visiting times on the ward are:

  • 14.00-16.30
  • 18.00-20.00

For more information on visiting please visit the visitors page. Visiting outside of the standard hours must be agreed with the nurse in charge. 

Please speak to the nurse in charge before bringing very young children into the ward. Only two visitors are allowed per bed.

The staff are happy though to take telephone enquiries during the course of the day.

 

Services

Abington ward has 16 beds on the main ward and 2 side rooms.  The ward caters solely for orthopaedic elective surgery (planned operations). The department has a very low rate of MRSA infection and all patients coming through the department are routinely screened for MRSA (swabs taken from nose and groin).

What should I bring to my admission?

Toiletries, nightwear, slippers and daywear are important for your hospital stay. A small amount of money would be helpful for newspapers and confectionery. Please do not bring valuables or large amounts of money into hospital with you as the Trust cannot accept responsibility if these personal items get lost or damaged.oiletries, nightwear, slippers and daywear if appropriate.

In order to reduce the risk of infection we advise that when patient’s are dropped off on the ward that relatives leave the ward promptly.

Is there anything I shouldn't bring with me?

Flowers are not permitted on the ward.

What should I do once I get to the ward?

If you have any questions or concerns please speak with the Nurse in Charge of your relative or the Ward Co-ordinator.

We have an “It’s okay to ask about your cares and concerns” policy.

About the team

Ward Sister: Jay Briah
Physiotherapy lead: Phil Homer
Modern Matron: Stacey Cheney (Interim Matron)

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