When you arrive at the ward, you will find a booklet on your bedside locker describing the day-to-day routines of the ward. Each ward will have a slightly different routine, but we have listed some of the general points here.
For visiting times and information, please click here.
Meal times may vary during your stay in hospital, but they are usually at the following times:
Breakfast - 7.30am to 9am
Lunch - 12 noon to 1.15pm
Supper - 4.30pm to 6pm
Our menu offers a range of dishes designed to meet different tastes and dietary needs. We always offer a vegetarian option. If you need a special diet for religious or other reasons, we can provide this for you.
If you require any assistance about diet please ask the ward staff to contact the Catering Manager or Dietitian.
On the menu, there are letters by each meal to show which diets are suitable for you, for example, LF = low fat and D = diabetic. We serve hot drinks during the morning, afternoon and evening and after each meal.
Unfortunately, we do not have fridges which you can use, so please ask your visitors not to bring you any food which will go off.
The Trust has a commitment to the promotion of same sex accommodation and privacy and dignity for all patients.
Ensuring patients' privacy and dignity is maintained and that men and women are not placed in sharing sleeping accommodation is a key indicator in relation to the quality of care that the patient receives in our hospital.
You can find out more about what the Trust is doing, including details of our action plan, here.
For safety reasons we test the fire-alarm system regularly, usually at 2pm every Monday.
If the alarm rings at another time please follow the instructions of the ward staff.