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Somersham Ward

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Ward telephone nos: 01473 704900 or 704901
Sister: Almera Flatman
Nearest car park:
Nearest entrance:
Directions from entrance to ward:
Car Park G. View car parking information.
Entrance 15 (North)
From entrance 15 go across to the Woolverstone Wing opposite. Somersham Ward is on the 1st floor, access via lift or stairs. View hospital map.
Overview: Somersham Ward cares for cancer patients having chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment.
Visiting times: 11 am – 12 noon
3 pm - 5 pm
6 pm - 8 pm
Please speak with the nurse in charge if you need to visit outside the formal visiting hours.
Lunch is a protected mealtime so please do not visit between 12.30 and 2.30pm.
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 – 1 pm
Dinner       5 – 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.
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 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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