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Ward 3

Location
Hexham General Hospital
Ward Name / Number
Ward Three
Direct dial telephone number
01434 655475
Location of ward

From the main entrance, walk through the atrium and up the stairs. There is a lift behind the stair case. Ward 3 is on the first floor, follow the signs.

Type of ward
Surgery (incorporating general surgery, orthopaedics and gynaecology)
Ward visiting times
2pm-3pm and 6:30pm-7:30pm
What patients may need to know about the daily routine on the ward

Ward 3 is a busy elective surgical ward. The routine is largely centred around preparing patients for theatre and receiving them back after their operation.
We also have patients coming back from WGH and NTGH for rehabilitation.
The nurse practitioners will review all patients every morning and make decisions regarding their progress and future plans.
Consultants from Wansbeck and North Tyneside general hospitals will be on site within normal working hours. They will visit the ward daily and will review any patients that need to be seen.

Are children welcome?
Yes
Is there flexibility in visiting?
There is flexibility for relatives of patients who are seriously ill or receiving palliative care, also for relatives travelling long distances to visit. Please speak to senior ward nursing staff to make arrangements.
Are the numbers restricted?
2 visitors to a bed, generally.
Protected meal times
12noon-2pm and 5pm-6pm. Relatives are welcome to help the patient with their meal.
Time of consultant rounds
Variable, no set ward rounds.
Mobile shop visiting times
Visits mid morning Monday to Friday.
Ward Manager’s name
Christine Robson
When is the best time for relatives to contact the ward to check on patient?
Late morning onwards.
Ward Perfomance
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