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William Gull Ward

Information for patients staying on the ward and their visitors


Directions: from the hospital main entrance, turn right at reception, then left into North Wing. Take the lift up to the 10th floor and follow signs for William Gull Ward.

William Gull ward provides high quality care for patients with a wide range of medical needs, including those with respiratory problems. There is also a negative pressure room for patients with tuberculosis (TB).

General information

  • Number of beds: 28.
  • Staff: 39 nurses, including registered nurses and nursing assistants, a ward physiotherapist, dietician and housekeeping team. The ward staff are supported by occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, social workers and specialist nurses.

Information for visitors

  • In response to coronavirus, we are currently restricting the visiting times and the number of visitors per patient. Please visit the visiting patients page for more information.

  • Visiting hours are 2pm-8pm.
  • No more than two visitors per patient at any 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.
  • Cut flowers are not allowed on this ward. If you wish to bring flowers, please bring an oasis arrangement instead. 

Your care on William Gull ward

Our welcome pack

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.

Ward rounds

Ward rounds generally start at 8am. The meeting your ward team page gives more information about the general ward routine. 


  • Breakfast - 8.30am
  • Lunch - 12.30pm
  • Dinner - 5.30pm.

We have a 'protected mealtime' policy between 12.30pm - 2pm so you can eat without being interrupted. 

Hot drinks are available at all times from the tea trolley in the 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 on mealtimes.

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: