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Patients & Visitors

Respiratory Ward


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About the Ward

Ward Layout

The Respiratory Unit is a 33 bedded mixed sex ward situated in Zone B (B47) on the 2nd floor. It is set out as 4 six bedded bays, and a High Care Unit containing 4 beds and 5 single side rooms with ensuite facilities.

There are 2 other rooms available for patient use. The dayroom containing a tv, payphone, books and games and a quiet room is also available.

If you would like to use these facilities but are unable to walk to them, a member of staff will be available to assist you.

Meals and Drinks

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

  • Breakfast 7.00am
  • Lunch 12.00noon
  • Supper 5.00pm

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, we encourage your relatives to check that you have sufficient clothing, slippers, toiletries and towels, etc.

Patients are encouraged not to bring valuables into hospital. The RUH cannot accept responsibility for lost or stolen property belonging to a patient or visitor.

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

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Contact the Ward

General Enquiries:

01225 824805

01225 824405

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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The Care Team

The Respiratory Ward team is lead by a Modern Matron, Sister Susie Slade; and Consultants Dr Malin, Dr Masani, Professor Suntharalingam, Dr Clare Marchand and Dr Sharon Sturney. A doctor from your Consultants team will see you every weekday whilst you are in hospital.

All staff play a vital role in providing quality care to all our patients.

The Respiratory Unit Team comprise of:

  • Junior Sisters
  • Respiratory Nurse Specialists
  • Clinical Physiologists
  • Staff Nurses
  • Healthcare Assistants & Ward Clerks
  • Housekeepers

Healthcare professionals who may also be involved in your care will be referred to as required and include:

  • Physiotherapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Dietician
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Discharge Liaison Nurses
  • Clinical Nurse Specialists

Any queries relating to your care or condition should be addressed to the Nurse caring for you.

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