About Us

Dixton Ward is a Trauma and Orthopaedic Ward. We are located in the College Road Wing on the 3rd Floor.

Our Aim is to ensure each patient receives the highest standard of care respecting his/her culture.

Dixton ward consists of 21 beds. There are three single sex bays and 3 siderooms.

The Ward is led by a Senior Sister Jan Barnard and two Junior sisters who are Jo Williams and Emma Ashcroft. They are supported by a nursing Team made up of Staff Nurses, A Lead Health Care Assistant and Health Care Assistants. We have two Ward Clerks. We also have Student Nurses who when are on placement work under the Staff Nurses supervision.

We also have a team of Multidisciplinary staff to include Specialist Nurse Practioners, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Social Worker, Ward Pharmacist, The Pain Team and Tissue Viability who all work in teams to concentrate on the delivery of care to the patients on the ward.

Although the ward is very busy, the atmosphere is friendly. Our aim is to deliver a high standard of care in a safe environment, for patients who have been involved in some type of trauma related incident.

The facilities on the ward include: -

One male bay , two female bays and three siderooms

Each bay has a toilet and hand wash basin

There is two shower/wet rooms.



We have ten Orthopaedic Consultants. Each Consultant has a team of doctors who are responsible for your care whilst you are on the ward. Other Medical Staff who also support us is a Care of the Elderly Consultant, Dr Gentles.


Ward Staff

Sister: - Navy blue dress/ tunic with white piping and navy trousers.

Staff Nurse: - Blue and white striped dress with white piping and navy trousers.

Male Staff Nurse: - White tunic with striped epaulets and navy trousers.

Health Care Assistants: - Green striped dress / tunic with white piping and navy trousers.

Bank Staff: - White dress / tunic and navy trousers.

Housekeeping Staff: - Pink and white stripped dress / tunic and trousers.

Domestics Staff: - Burgandy polo shirt and navy trousers.

Nurse Specialists: - We have Trauma & Orthopaedics nurse practitioners who work within our ward team.