An orthopaedic ward for patients having planned surgery on bones
and joints including:
Brunel Treatment Centre (part of the Great Western Hospital) -
third floor (please see Floor plans).
Most patients are admitted on the day of surgery and will arrive
at the Theatre admissions lounge, where you will be assessed and
prepared for surgery and be seen by the surgeon, nurse and
After surgery you will return to Aldbourne Ward to begin your
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.
Staff will explain routines and procedures, but if you have any
questions then please ask.
The ward follows this general routine, although this will
obviously be dependent on your own care needs:
Normal visiting hours are 11.00am-8.00pm.
If possible, please avoid meal times (please see above); it's
important for patients to be able to eat at regular periods, so we
try not keep distruption to a minimum at these times.
If there are specific reasons, we are happy to accommodate
visitors on the ward outside of normal visiting hours, please speak
to a member of ward staff.
If possible we ask relatives to contact the team of nurses
responsible for a patient's care:
We also ask that one member of the family conveys information to
other family members to avoid several calls to the ward.
Please contact us at email@example.com and we'll put it right.
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