Ward 1 & 2 Emergency Surgical Trauma Unit
- Upper G.I
- Renal Transplant
Purple Zone first floor above main entrance MRI
Number of Beds
62 beds, which includes 2 Receiving units each housing 3
chairs and 4 trolleys.
Currently piloting "hot clinic"
Emergency admission from A+E/Clinic/home.
The Emergency Surgical Trauma Unit endeavours to respect privacy
and dignity, be sensitive to your religious, spiritual and cultural
needs. We strive to treat individuals fairly according to
healthcare needs regardless of age, disability, gender, race or
sexuality We aim to maintain an effective partnership between
staff, patients and their families. We also expect these same
levels of respect between all our staff and students at all times.
We are committed to the safety and well-being of our patients and
staff, and expect everyone to be treated with the courtesy and
respect they deserve.
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Ward Manager/Senior Sister
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- Navy white braid: Matron
- Navy :Senior Sister
- Royal Blue:sisters/charge nurse
- Navy blue braid: Specialist nurse
- Dark Green :Assistant practitioners
- Light Green :Clinical support workers
- White: student nurses
- White blue braid : physiotherapist
- White Green braid: occupational therapist
- Purple/maroon: House keeper
Staffing levels on ESTU are under review with work being carried
out at both ward and trust level around providing safe
staffing numbers and skill mix to care for an increasing
number of patients.
Our staffing numbers for the three shifts are:
- Early - 7 trained staff, 2 Nursing assistants.
- Late - 6 Trained staff, 1 Nursing Assistant.
- Night - 6 Trained staff,1 Nursing Assistant.
Other staff and partners
- Student Nurses
- Occupational Therapist
- Neck of femur specialist nurse
- Pathway co-ordinators
- Consultants all surgical specialities.
- House keeper
Map / Directions - How To Find Us
We are on the third floor of the Royal Manchester Children's
Hospital. If you go up in the first lift that's in the atrium we
are on the left as you come out of the lift.
2pm - 4pm 6pm - 8pm, only 2-3 visitors per bed.
What to bring, and what not to bring
Everything needed for personal hygiene can be provided such as
shower gel and razors. Snacks are offered in-between meals. Your
loved ones may appreciate some home comforts but please limit these
to one bag per bed space to enable us to provide a safe working
space in the unlikely event of a cardiac arrest or fire.
Unfortunately due to infection control reasons we no longer allow
flowers onto the ward.
Infection Control Statement (Hand Hygiene)
Infection prevention and control is a foundation principle of
care provided on ESTU. Basic steps such as ensuring good hand
hygiene and strict adherence to policy are mandatory. Regular
meeting between the trust infection prevention team and the senior
nursing staff ensure best practice is adhered to at all times.
ESTU promotes protected meal times, Meals are served as
Dinner 12:00 midday
Menus are given out in the mornings for inpatients to select
their meals for the day. There are menus available to meet
the nutritional requirements of all patients whether that be
vegetarian or Halal etc
Hot drinks are served throughout the day. All patients admitted
to ESTU are routinely assessed with the MUST screening tool. This
is to determine any patients who require nutritional support are
monitored closely and any assistance needed with meals is given as
required. Patients if found to be undernourished will be referred
to the dietician for extra nutritional support, placed on food
charts to monitor their daily intake and placed onto a red tray
this is to alert all persons caring for patients who need
nutritional support are provided with the assistance and care that
they require on an individual basis.
Cleanliness & Hygiene
As you would expect in any health care setting the cleanliness
and hygiene of the physical environment is of upmost importance to
all the staff working on ESTU. We have a close working relationship
with our domestic staff which enables us to maintain high standards
and quickly address issues when they arise. Regular inspections by
senior domestic staff and a robust system of documenting cleaning
task performed help to keep the ward environment conducive to
Ensuring patient safety through simple interventions and staff
education is of paramount importance to all staff, the senior
nursing staff on ESTU have implemented several steps that ensure
the safety and ongoing high standards of care of all our
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Awards & Accreditation
High Bronze at last annual trust accreditation with minimal
actions needed to ensure silver this year.
Short listed as finalist for the Nursing Times Student Placement
Provider of the Year 2014.
Both registered nurses and nursing assistants regularly
nominated for GEM awards.
Patient Information Leaflet
We have various patient information leaflets available in both
our dayroom and entrance corridor covering areas such as what to
expect when a loved one breaks a hip, prevention of blood clots and
infection prevention and control. We are currently producing a
guide to the ESTU to be given out to all patients and there
families on admission to the ward and those in A+E waiting transfer
to the unit.
How We Use Patient / User Feedback
There are currently several data collection tools in use on ESTU
to collate and review patient feedback. Electronic patient surveys
are in use for current inpatients and patients going home, these
are available in handheld tablets and on the patient's televisions.
We have a comments/suggestions box with 'Friends and Family'
questionnaires supplied and welcome all feedback in order to
improve the patient/visitor experience of ESTU. The data collected
is used to focus senior nursing staff time to improve areas of the
ward experience ie: pain and nutrition.