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Martlesham Ward is a trauma and orthopaedic ward for patients undergoing elective surgery and consists of 28 beds.

Ward telephone
01473 702290 or 702291
For out-of-hours information please call 01473 702290 or contact the unit bleep holder on 01473 712233 Bleep 761
Sister: Lesley Frost
Nearest car park:
Nearest entrance:
Directions from entrance to ward:
Car Park F. View car parking information.
Entrance 2 (South Wards)
From entrance 2 follow the signs to Martlesham Ward. View hospital map.
Overview: Martlesham Ward is the 28-bed elective ward where patients are admitted for waiting list procedures such as hip and knee replacements, spinal surgery and a variety of upper limb and sports injury surgery.
The ward has a very strict infection control policy and is deemed clear of MRSA. It is open 7 days a week and has a robust team working between nursing, medical and therapy staff.

The Musculoskeletal Admissions Unit is also on Martlesham Ward.
Visiting times: 11 am–8 pm daily. Please speak with the nurse in charge if you need to visit outside the formal visiting hours. Lunch and dinner are protected mealtimes so please do not visit between 12.15 and 1.15pm 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 8.15 am, lunch 12.15 pm, dinner 5.20 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.
Ward rounds: Daily ward rounds by consultant teams.
Amenity fund: The ward has an amenity fund which is used to purchase items to improve the patient experience and to fund appropriate study for nursing teams.
Additional information: The ward has on three occasions been associated with hospital awards for Team of the Year and in conjunction with consultants nominated for Consultant of the Year.

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 '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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