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Brantham Ward is divided into an Emergency Assessment Unit (EAU) and an Observation Area.

Ward telephone nos:  01473 702260 or 702261
 Michelle Rowley
Nearest car park:
Nearest entrance:
Directions from entrance to ward:
Car Park D. View car parking information.
Entrance 2 (South Wards)
From Entrance 2 turn left onto the main corridor and Brantham Ward is on the left. View hospital map.
Overview: Brantham Ward EAU is open 8 am-10 pm, seven days a week. It is a trolley/chair assessment area where all urgent or emergency medical and surgical patients are seen and assessed and a decision is made whether they need to stay in hospital.

Brantham Ward Observation Area is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It is a 21 bed unit where medical and surgical patients who require extensive assessment or stabilisation of their condition are cared for.

Brantham Ward EAU and Capel Ward Short Stay Unit work closely together.
Visiting times: 11 am – 8 pm daily

We ask that visitors are considerate to the needs of other patients on the ward. We also request that visitors, where possible avoid visiting during meal times to allow patients to have minimal disruption whilst eating.
No of visitors per bed: We request that there are only two visitors at a time and children under 12 should not visit.
Meal times: Breakfast    8.30 – 9.30 am
Lunch        12.40 – 13.40 pm
Dinner        5.40 – 6.40 pm

Refreshments will be served during and in between meal times. If a patient misses a meal, a snack box can be ordered by a member of the nursing team. In Brantham Ward Assessment Area no hot meals provided. A variety of sandwiches are available at meal times and a vending machine is provided for hot drinks.

Anyone wishing to assist their family member with meals should discuss this with the nursing staff.
Additional information: Key contact:
Good communication is very important to everyone: the patient, the family carer, relatives, friends and the nursing team. We would therefore be grateful if, with the permission of the patient, one person such as the family carer or a relative or friend becomes the 'keycontact' to enquire about the patient's progress during their stay on the ward, and then pass this information on to others who may be concerned.

All other information can be found in the 'Staying as an Inpatient' booklet.


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