Aldbourne Ward is an Orthopaedic ward. We care for
patients who are having planned surgery on bones and joints. This
includes major joint replacement and spinal surgery but also a
variety of smaller orthopaedic operations.
Our team of experienced staff are committed to delivering a high
standard of care and providing a supportive, safe and friendly
environment patients and visitors and staff.
The ward is a large, bright, airy environment and has beautiful
views over the Wiltshire downs. We have implemented the Productive
Ward project which enables us to organise our work efficiently and
effectively in order to spend as much time providing direct patient
care as possible.
Most patients are admitted on the day of surgery and will arrive
at the Theatre admissions lounge. Here you will be assessed
and prepared for surgery and be seen by the Surgeon, Nurse and
Anaesthetist. After surgery you will return to Aldbourne Ward
to begin your rehabilitation process. All patients are
encouraged to gain early independence, exercise and move around as
this helps to reduce complications and ensure that the best
possible outcome from the surgery is achieved.
We aim to provide you with as much information as possible so
that you feel involved and informed about your care. The staff will
explain routines and procedures but if you have any questions
please ask, no matter how trivial they may seem.
We aim to try to resolve any issues or concerns prior to
patients going home. We encourage you to discuss any issues
with a member of staff or ask to speak to the Sister or Matron.
We try to individualise care as much as possible but the ward
routine will be similar to this:
10.30am Mid morning refreshment
8.00pm Evening drinks
Visiting times are in line with many other wards in the
hospital: 2.30pm-5.00pm and 6.00pm-8.00pm and we have
protected meal times to ensure patients are able to eat at regular
periods without being disturbed.
However, if there are specific reasons we are happy to
accommodate visitors on the ward outside of these times, please
speak to a member of ward staff.