Patients & Visitors

Waterhouse Ward

B55

About the Ward

Waterhouse Ward is a general ward for the care of older people and more specifically patients with Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders. It was renovated in 2015 to become a dementia-friendly environment and in 2017 gained the Trust Gold Dementia Award.

Waterhouse ward phone numbers are 01225 824054 and 01225 824097.

Ward Location

Waterhouse Ward is located in RUH Zone B on the second floor at the end of the corridor.  It is also called ward B55.

Ward Layout

Waterhouse Ward has 24 beds arranged in 4 bays of 5 beds and 4 single side rooms.  There is a communal area in the centre of the ward with comfortable chairs, and a small dining table. Patients use this area for activities, and are also encouraged to regularly eat at the table at the ‘lunch club’.  There is also a therapy room on the ward, to assist with discharge assessments and planning.

Entrance to the ward is gained by swipe card access for reasons of patient safety. Alternatively the doorbell is linked to an intercom, which can be used to speak to the ward receptionist/ward clerk who will open the doors for you. The main reception desk is at the entrance of the ward, and there are small nursing stations within each bay.

The Ward Team

Consultant Geriatricians

There are three consultant geriatricians who cover patients on Waterhouse Ward:

Dr Robin Fackrell , Dr Sara Evans and Dr Emily Henderson
Secretary telephone: 01225 821028

The Multi-disciplinary Team

The medical team includes a team of doctors and specialist nurses (Medical Nurse Practitioners).

The Ward Manager, Sue Vost, 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.

General Enquiries / Reception Desk:

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