Eyford is a ward specialising in the care of patients undergoing Ophthalmic (Eye) surgery as well as Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. The majority of the work is with day case patients, the inpatients being cared for on Montpellier ward or in the case of Oral Surgery, Knightsbridge ward.
The ward is lead by a Ward Manager and Sister, supported by trained and untrained staff. A large majority of the staff specialist eye trained nurses. We are also a teaching hospital so have student nurses at times. There are two Ward Clerks.
We have 10 Consultants (eyes) and 3 Oral Maxillorfacial Consultants, within the unit who are assisted by specialist registrars, staff grades, associate specialists, fellows and SHO’s.
The ward is very busy with a large turnover of patients. We aim to be courteous and considerate to patients and colleagues as well as appreciating the importance of establishing good relationships. We maintain a high standard of Ophthalmic nursing skills and management of the blind and partially sighted.
Eyford Ward is located in East Block on the second floor.
What to expect when you are admitted to our ward
When you arrive on the ward you will be shown to a bay. Your details will be checked as well as blood pressure and pulse. You may also have a vision check. Most likely drops will be instilled into your eye in preparation for your operation. Following care will depend on the reason for your admission.
Please be aware that the Trust is now a smoke free NHS. Smoking is not permitted in any building or within the grounds of any of our sites. Information and support is available to any patients who wish to stop smoking. Nicotine Replacement Therapy is available to help reduce your cravings during your stay.
How to contact the ward
You and your family will be informed of the best time to telephone for news following your surgery.
Telephone numbers: - 0300 422 4002
Or Telephone Switchboard on 0300 422 2222 and ask for the Ward.