Rendcomb Ward consists of a two 6 bedded bays, 10 single rooms and an annex area. We specialise in Oncology and Haematology and deliver a variety of care including chemotherapy, radiotherapy and Stem Cell Transplantation.
The nursing team is made up of 1 Senior Sister, 5 sisters, staff nurses and nursing auxiliaries. We also have student nurses on the ward gaining specialised experience during their training.
Although Rendcomb ward is a very busy enviroment, the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. We aim to deliver a high standard of care and make your stay with us as pleasant and comfortable as possible.
Rendcomb Ward is located in the Oncology Centre at the rear of the hospital.
What to Expect When you are Admitted to Our Ward
When you arrive on the ward you will be shown to your bed. In the event that a bed is not available, we will ask you to wait in the dayroom until one is available. This can take some time. The nurse in charge of your care for that day will try and give you an indication of the time you will be expected to wait.
Once shown to your bed, a nurse will see you. They will check your details and ask some questions about your daily activities. You will then see a doctor or nurse who will take bloods and order any other appropriate investigations. Your care thereafter will very much depend on your reason for 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: -
Bays: 0300 422 4215
Single Rooms: 0300 422 4298
Or Telephone Switchboard on 0300 422 2222 and ask for the Ward.
We ask that one person be nominated to ring for news and then relays the information to other friends and family.
Each bed has a telephone on the locker. You will need change to buy a card in order to use it. The cards cost either £3 or £5. This number can be given to your family and friends to contact you at any time. Please note mobile telephones are permitted.