Patients & Visitors

Charlotte Ward


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About the Ward

Charlotte ward is a 22-bedded female ward. Our speciality is gynaecology services; we do however look after ladies experiencing complications in pregnancy up 22 weeks.

The ward also cares for up to twelve older persons that have varying nursing needs, these ladies are being prepared for discharge and waiting availability of ongoing care in the community.

Gynaecology consultants looking after patients on Charlotte ward are as follows: Miss Qureshi,Mr Walker,Mr Johnson,Miss Ficquet,Miss Parkes,Miss Dunlop,Mr Porter,Mr Sholapurkar.

Our Older person's consultant is Dr Sara Evans.

The nursing team is led by Senior Sister Helen Wickett & Junior sisters Jackie Dixon & Amy James.

The ward Matron is Beverly Boyd.

Visiting times are daily from 11.00 – 20.00, visiting outside of these times are with permission only from the nurse in charge. We politely request you respect the privacy and dignity of all our ladies on the ward. No flowers please as trust policy.

Children can visit but with strict supervision by a responsible adult.

We ask that visitors do not sit on patients beds.

Special diets can be catered for please ask the nursing team.

Consultant Ward rounds happen daily for Gynaecology ladies but our older persons will have a ward round on a Wednesday between the hours of 11.00-12.30.

Mobile phones can be used on the ward but we politely ask that phones are kept on silent and conversations are kept to a minimum.

E–Cigarettes MUST not be charged on the ward or used within the ward area.

We would very much like you to enjoy your time with us, if you have any further questions or concerns please speak with the Nurse in charge.

Ward Location

Charlotte ward is located in RUH Zone D (Princess Anne Wing) on the first floor. It is also called Ward D9.

Ward Layout

Charlotte Ward has 22 beds, which are divided into four , four-bedded rooms and six single side rooms which are used for specific clinical care.

The Ward Team

Consultant Gynaecologists

There are eight consultant gynaecologists covering Charlotte Ward:

Miss Diana Dunlop / Miss Jo Ficquet
Secretary telephone: 01225 825534

Mr Nick Johnson
Secretary telephone: 01225 824652

Mr Russ Luker / Mr Shashi Sholapurkar
Secretary telephone: 01225 825634

Mr David Walker
Secretary telephone: 01225 824651

Mr Rick Porter / Mrs Aysha Qureshi
Secretary telephone: 01225 824655

Consultant Geriatrician

There is one Consultant geriatrician who covers the OPU patients on the ward:
Dr Sara Evans
Secretary telephone: 01225 821028

The Multi-disciplinary Team

The Senior Sister Helen Wickett is in charge of the overall running of the ward and nursing care.  She has a dedicated team of junior sisters, nurses, healthcare assistants, domestic staff and ward clerks. A dedicated discharge coordinator assists the discharge process.

A team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, mental health liaison officers and social workers also have input into patient care.

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General Ward Information

There is a choice of menu and we also cater for special dietary needs. Meal times are approximately as follows:

  • Breakfast 7:00 am
  • Lunch 12:00 noon
  • Supper 5:30 pm

We serve hot drinks with meals and also mid-morning, mid-afternoon and in the evening. Snack menus are also available.

Personal Belongings

To help keep you comfortable during your stay please bring with you toiletries , nightwear & slippers. We also like to encourage all our patients where possible to dress during the day.

You may need to bring some sanitary towels as it is very common to bleed after gynaecology surgery.

Patients are encouraged not to bring valuables into hospital.

Please note there are no clothes washing facilities on the ward.

Small overnight bag is required only , NO large suitcases please.

Gynaecological Surgery and Early Pregnancy Clinic

At present all gynaecology emergency patients are referred to the Senior House Officer and if they need to be admitted and a bed is available, they are admitted directly onto the ward.

We also run a pre-clerking clinic where all routine patients undergoing surgery are seen by a nurse and a doctor a week before admission. They are assessed and any potential problems identified and dealt with prior to admission.  Please make sure you mention any problems at your appointment.

For patients with problems in early pregnancy (less than 13 weeks), please see the page for the Early Pregnancy Assessment Clinic.

Contact the Ward

Reception desk: 01225 824436

Ward contacts: 01225 824434 or 01225 824834

As a patient, if you have a large family, please appoint a spokesperson to keep other members informed of your well-being. For more specific and detailed information the nurses will deal with the enquiry in person.

If you or your relatives would like to speak to any of our medical staff and the patient is happy for you to do so, please inform the nurse and we will arrange an appointment.

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