We are based on three wards at the QMC - E14, E15 and E16. All three wards work closely with the Surgical High Dependency and Intensive Care areas where some patients go initially after surgery. The ward staff also work closely with colorectal and stoma care nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and dieticians to enhance patient recovery and ensure a speedy, well organised rehabilitation.
Each ward is mixed-sex with 28 beds arranged in four single-sex bays and four single side rooms. The wards accept elective and emergency admissions as well as patients admitted for a wide variety of investigations.
Most patients on Ward E14 are admitted with bowel problems; on Ward E15 with liver, gallbladder or bowel problems and on Ward E16 with vascular (circulatory) problems.
General Surgery Pre Assessment Unit (GSPAU)
The General Surgery Pre-Assessment Unit provides a pre-assessment service for the colorectal and hepatobiliary teams. Patients are seen by a registered nurse and given information about admission, their surgery and postoperative recovery. Patients are also encouraged to begin planning their discharge home and their rehabilitation.
Patients are also seen by a junior doctor to have their health assessed. Any necessary tests such as blood tests, ECGs and X-rays will be ordered at this point. By pre-assessing patients in this way we are able to admit most patients on the planned day of surgery.
The General Surgery Pre-Assessment Unit is open from 8am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 61968
Elective Admissions Lounge
The Surgical Admissions Lounge is a dedicated admission unit for patients before they undergo surgery and investigative procedures. It is open Monday to Friday from 7am to 3pm and is located on ward D9 at the QMC. Most patients come in on the day of their surgery or procedure.
Those patients undergoing surgery are admitted by the nurse and are then usually assessed by the surgeon and the anaesthetist. When it is time for the patient’s operation the patient is taken to the theatre by the admissions lounge staff.
Tel: 0115 924 9924 Ext: 67066