Gynaecology Ward

Information for patients staying on the ward and their visitors

Location

Directions: from the main north wing entrance, turn right at main reception, then left into north wing. Take the lift up to the 8th floor and follow signs for the Gynaecology Ward.


The gynaecology ward cares for women who need to stay in hospital after surgery and emergency admissions.

General information

  • number of beds: 27 consisting of five bays with four beds each and seven side room
  • staff: 28 registered nurses, five nursing assistants, pharmacists, physiotherapists, a housekeeping team, catering staff and a ward clerk.

Information for visitors

  • visiting hours are 2pm-8pm, with no more than two visitors per patient at one time
  • you can use your mobile phone on the ward, but please respect other patients while using it, especially when they may be asleep. Please keep your mobile phone on silent mode at all times. 

The visiting us page contains useful information for your visitors.

Your care on the Gynaecology Ward

Ward rounds

When you come into hospital, you will be under the care of a consultant and his or her team of doctors. Your team will see you every morning during their ward rounds, which generally start at 8.30am. 

The nurses do drug administration rounds at 8am, 12 noon, 6pm and 10pm. If you see a nurse on a drug round please try not to disturb them - there are other staff available who can help you. Alternatively you can press your bedside buzzer. 

You will be allocated a named nurse at the start of every nursing shift. If you have any questions or problems, please talk to your nurse. If he/she is unable to help, your questions will be directed to the nurse in charge that day.

All staff caring for you will introduce themselves to you and will be wearing an ID badge.

We provide more information about your stay in our welcome pack. This contains a welcome booklet, which 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.

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

Mealtimes

Meals will be brought to your bedside. Mealtimes are:

  • breakfast - 8am
  • lunch - 12 noon
  • dinner - 5.30pm.

You can choose your lunch and dinner on the day. Menus include hot, cold, vegetarian and soft diet options.  If you have any other dietary needs, for example halal food, please tell ward staff as early as possible during your stay.

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

Hot drinks are always available from the tea trolley, which is located in the main corridor opposite 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

There is a day room for you and your visitors to use. Please respect the area and keep it clean.

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. 

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: 

 

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