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Needham Ward

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Needham Ward is a 28-bedded ward looking after patients with musculo-skeletal and rheumatological disorders.

Ward telephone nos: 01473 702230 or 702231
Sister: Sandra Gillingham
Nearest car park:
Nearest entrance:
Directions from entrance to ward:
Car Park F. View car parking information.
Entrance 2 (South Wards)
Needham Ward is located on the first floor. From entrance 2 follow the signs to Martlesham Ward. View hospital map.
Overview: Needham Ward is a 28-bedded ward looking after patients with musculo-skeletal and rheumatological disorders. Our aim is for patients to reach a safe level of independence. We ask that appropriate footwear and clothing are brought in to enable rehabilitation. We aim for our patients to be discharged as soon as medically and functionally fit. 
Visiting times: Visiting times are 11 am – 8 pm daily.
Please assist ward staff by only visiting at the above times, unless you have made other arrangements with the ward sister or charge nurse.
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 – 9 am
Lunch       12 noon – 12.30 pm
Dinner      5 – 5.30 pm
Refreshments will be served during and in between meal times.
Needham Ward has implemented protected meal times therefore the ward is closed during these times. Anyone wishing to assist their family member with meals should discuss this with the nursing staff.                         
Amenity fund:  Needham Ward Charitable Fund
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 'key contact' to enquire about the patient's progress during their stay on the ward, and then passes 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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