Evan Jones Ward (formerly EMU)

Information for patients staying on the ward and their visitors

Directions: from the emergency department (A&E) entrance of the hospital, turn left into East Wing corridor and follow the corridor until you reach the East Wing lifts. Take the lift up to the 3rd floor.  


Evan Jones Ward (formerly EMU) is one of the emergency department supporting units.  Patients are admitted directly from the emergency department, and it’s supporting units. These patients may require further investigations, procedures and stabilisation before being transferred to the most appropriate ward or hospital or being discharged home. The length of stay is usually four to 24 hours.

The unit cares for a diverse range of specialities and a wide range of patients, such as ear nose and throat, urology, renal, orthopaedics, plastics, psychiatry and gynaecology patients. 

General information

  • number of beds: 22 including bays of four beds and one individual side rooms with ensuite shower room 
  • staff: the ward has 33 nurses, including one ward sister and four deputies. The nurse to patient ratio is approximately 1:4/5. The unit is covered by an A&E consultant and doctors. We also have a pharmacist, ward clerk, housekeeping, food service assistant and porter.

Information for visitors

  • Visiting hours are 10am - 8pm, with no more than two visitors per patient at one time.
  • To the reduce the risk of infection, please do not sit on the beds.
  • Flowers are not allowed for infection control reasons.
  • You can use your mobile phone on the ward, but please respect other patients while using it, especially when they may be asleep. Please make sure that it is kept on silent at all times.

Your care on Evan Jones Ward

Our welcome card

We provide more information about your stay in our information card. The card explains what to expect during your stay and what will happen on the day you are ready to leave hospital. 

It also includes things to help make your stay as comfortable as possible, such as ear plugs, an eye mask, hand wipes, toothpaste, a toothbrush and non-slip socks.

Ward rounds

Ward rounds generally start at 8.30am. Nurses do drug administration rounds throughout the day and night. Please try not to disturb nurses doing drug rounds – there will be other staff who can help you. If you can't see another member of staff, please press your bedside buzzer for assistance. 

The meeting your ward team page gives more information about the general ward routine.

Mealtimes

  • breakfast: 8am
  • lunch: 12 noon
  • dinner: 5.30pm

We have a 'protected mealtime' policy between 12 noon - 2pm and 5pm - 6pm, so you can eat without being interrupted. 

Hot drinks are always available from the tea trolley, outside the kitchen. This is free for patients, but we ask visitors to make a small donation. Our catering assistant will also do a tea round in the morning and in the afternoon.  

See our meals page for more information.

Facilities on the ward

The Hospedia (formerly patientline) service by your bed offers a radio that you can use for free and a television, which you have to pay for. It also offers a telephone. The pay machine is on the 7th floor or you can pay by your bed with the operator using your credit card. 

Tell us what you think

We hope your stay is as pleasant as possible. If you or any of your visitors have a question or compliment or concern, please: