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Lavenham Ward and SAU

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Ward telephone nos: Nurse Base: 01473 702616 or 702618
Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU): 01473 702621
Sisters: Naomi Gunton and Fiona Rawson
Nearest car park:
Nearest entrance:
Directions from entrance to ward:
Car Park F. View car parking information.
Garrett Anderson Centre.
Lavenham Ward is on the 2nd floor of the Garrett Anderson Centre. View hospital map.
Overview: Lavenham Ward in the Garrett Anderson Centre is a surgical ward for emergency surgical patients and consists of 40 beds arranged in bays for male and female patients and a number of single rooms.
Visiting times: Visiting times are 11am – 8pm daily for Lavenham Ward and the Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU).
Please assist ward staff by only visiting at the above times, unless you have made arrangements with the ward sister or charge nurse. Lunch and dinner are protected mealtimes so please do not visit between 12 noon and 1pm or 5 and 6pm.
No of visitors per bed: We request that there are only two visitors at a time and children under 12 should not visit. We ask that visitors are considerate to the needs of other patients on the ward. 
Meal times: Breakfast      8.30 am
Lunch           12.30 pm
Dinner          6 pm Refreshments will be served during and in between meal times.
Anyone wishing to assist their family member with meals should discuss this with the nursing staff.
Other information: 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 'key contact' to enquire about the patient's progress during their stay on the ward, and then passes 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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