Ward 3B is a Trauma and Orthopaedic ward.
We have 12 Orthopaedic Consultants and 2 Specialist Registrars. They are supported by the rest of the team which consists of the Lead Nurse, Senior Sister, Sister, several Staff Nurses, Health Care Assistants and a Ward Clerk.
We treat patients with a number of different conditions ranging from life and limb saving surgery, joint replacement, broken bones and keyhole surgery for sports injuries.
Although Ward 3B is very busy, the atmosphere is friendly. Our aim is to deliver a high standard of care in a safe environment for patients and staff where dignity and confidentiality will be maintained.
The ward is located in the Tower Block on Floor 3.
What to expect when you are admitted to our ward
The majority of our patients are admitted from the Emergency Department where a diagnosis of injury has been made.
On arrival to the ward you will be shown the ward facilities. A nurse will check your details, give you painkillers if needed and make you comfortable.
You will be seen by the Consultant at approximately 8.00am the day after you are admitted. He and his team will decide if an operation is required.
You will be asked not to eat 6 hours before your operation (this includes chewing gum, sweets or chocolate). You may have a clear drink e.g. water, black tea or coffee no later than 2 hours before surgery.
For those patients whose admission is planned, on arrival you will also be shown the ward facilities and taken to your bed. In the event of a bed not being immediately available you will be asked to wait in the dayroom until the bed becomes available.
A nurse will check your details and place an identity band on your wrist and prepare you for your operation. There will be a trained nurse on duty who is responsible for your care. If you or your family have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
A member of the surgical team and an anaesthetist will see you before you go for your operation.
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: - 03004 22 5006/ 5343
Or Telephone Switchboard on 03004 22 2222 and ask for the Ward.
It would be appreciated if one person telephones and relays the information to the rest of the family.
Visiting Times: 15:00 to 16:30 Hrs. and 18:00 to 20:00 Hrs.
To contact us please call 0300 422 5340 or 0300 422 5341.
To find out when the visiting times are please visit our visiting times