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New Surgical Investment for Scarborough Hospital

A new High Observation Bay (HOB) otherwise known as a Surgical Level One Facility has opened on Maple Ward at Scarborough Hospital.

This dedicated six-bedded unit will serve as an intermediary observation area for surgical patients, accommodating patients who require more frequent observations and clinical interventions.  

Patients admitted to the Level One Facility (HOB) will be nursed by a dedicated team of staff.

Patients may include those undergoing major general surgery, both elective and acute. As well as those patients who may need closer observation and those who are ‘stepping down’ from a higher level of care.

David Thorpe, Matron for Critical Care, explained: “This is a very exciting venture for the hospital.

“We have invested both in nurses and equipment to improve the care of our patients, with the opening of a High Observation Bay and Surgical Level One Facility.

“This new facility will benefit patients who require a higher intensity of care than can be provided on a general ward but do not require high dependency or intensive care support.”

“We would like to thank the Critical Care Network for their support, advice and capital investment. “

Notes to Editors:

  • Maple Ward is a surgical ward. 
  • The Surgical Level One Facility (HOB) is a six bedded unit. It will operate from bays B and C on Maple Ward and will be open 24 hours, seven days a week.
  • A high observation bay has a higher nursing ratio than on a normal ward allowing higher levels of observation for patients.

01 March 2013

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