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Ward 83

Welcome to ward 83, this is a 10 bedded ward comprising of the following:

6 Long term Ventilation (LTV) beds
3 Neuro rehabilitation beds
1 Overnight sleep assessment bed

image 3We have in excess of 40 staff members including a Ward Manager, Band 6 Junior Sisters, band 5 Staff Nurses, band 4 Assistant Practitioners, and band 2 & 3 Nursing Assistants, Play Specialist who specialises in ABI, housekeeper and ward clerk. Ward 83 also has a Long Term Ventilation specialist Nurse, LTV Discharge Co-coordinator, Consultant Nurse for Acquired brain injury (ABI) and Specialist Nurse for ABI. Along with a whole range of other members of the Multi- disciplinary team including therapists and doctors. All ward based staff are trained to care for children with complex needs including children with tracheostomies and mechanical ventilators.

Our patients are deemed as requiring a period of rehabilitation, it is variable how long they may stay, however coming to Ward 83 means that patients are a step closer to discharge.

image 2Ward 83 is a friendly family orientated ward dedicated to the care of all our patients whether long term or day case. We aim to create a home from home environment which is tidy and clutter free.

We understand the difficulties patients and families may face being in hospital or having a child in hospital. We are always here to offer support, we also feel that parent/family participation is extremely important. Therefore when parents or other family members are present on the ward we feel it is important to take a step back to allow them to care and play with their child. Whilst we appreciate this can be daunting at first, we reassure them that staff are always around  to ask for help, ask questions and offer any other support they may need.

Our ward aims to enable a smooth transition from hospital to home. Patient/parents/families will be involved and consulted in every step of the discharge. This transition in some cases can be quite lengthy but during this time the parent and family will be fully supported and trained on any aspect of care there child may continue to need once they go home.

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