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Sproughton Ward

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An Elderly Care and Neurology ward.

Sister: Nicola Frost
Ward telephone nos: 01473 702330 or 702331
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 Sproughton Ward, which is on the first floor. There is lift access. Please ask at reception for directions. View hospital map.
Overview: Sproughton Ward cares primarily for adult patients with neurological, stroke and medical conditions. These conditions mean that some patients have complex needs which may be presented as confusion, disorientation, anxiety or restlessness. We have a multidisciplinary team which works with the patients and their families and carers to ensure the patients best outcomes are achieved.
If you need to discuss anything with the team, then please liaise with the ward staff.
Visiting times: 11 am – 8 pm daily
If you wish to visit outside these times, please contact the ward staff as we are happy to make alternative arrangements with you. We have a quiet time for patients between 1.30 – 2.30pm.
No of visitors per bed: We request that there are only two visitors at a time. We ask that visitors are considerate to the needs of other patients on the ward.
In the interest of public safety children under 12 years old are not encouraged to visit ward areas. Permission to do so must be in agreement with the ward sister or nurse in charge.
Meal times: Breakfast: 8 – 9 am, lunch: 12 noon – 1 pm and 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: 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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