Ward 8B

Ward 8B is 29 bedded acute Respiratory Medical Ward based on the eigth floor within the Tower block at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.  

This ward specialises in treating conditions such as exacerbations of COPD, acute asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, pneumonia and lung cancer.  Through the use of non-invasive ventilation they are able to provide assistance during acute respiratory failure.

All staff on ward 8B endeavour to provide a high standard of patient care.  Efforts are taken to ensure patient dignity and confidentiality at all times.

Ward 8B is managed by the a Ward Manager, along with a large compliment of Registered Staff Nurses, Healthcare Assistants and Ward Clerks. All staff work as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team to include respiratory specialist nurses, a team of four consultants, medical staff, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, discharge teams, ward pharmacists, volunteers, student nurses, lung function physiologists, dieticians and palliative care staff.

You will be welcomed to the ward and made comfortable by the nurses looking after you and your personal details will be checked.

Nursing staff will familiarise you with the facilities available and their locations.

Consultant ward rounds / When will I see a doctor?

You will see a junior doctor on a day to day basis. Your consultant carries out their ward round on Mondays and Fridays. This can sometimes change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Medicine rounds

Medicine rounds take place at:

6.00am, 8.00am, 12.00pm, 5.00pm and 10.00pm


For more information on the Consultants please click on their name.

Nursing Staff

Senior Sister and Sister: - Navy blue dress / tunic / trousers.

Staff Nurse: - Blue and white striped dress / tunic and navy trousers.

Male Staff Nurse: - Navy trousers, white tunic with blue epaulets.

Nursing Auxiliaries: - Green / white striped uniform.

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

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

Domestics Staff: - Pale green and white striped dress / tunic and trousers.

Yellow dress with blue tabard.

Ward Clerk:- Blue striped blouse and black trousers/skirt.

Food and drink

You will be given a menu card every day to choose your meals for the next day.

  • Breakfast is between:  7am and 7.30 am
  • Lunch is between: 12.30 pm and 1pm
  • Dinner is between: 5pm and 5.30 pm

Drinks are served throughout the day.


There is a restaurant at Gloucestershire Royal for staff and members of the public called Fosters. Fosters is located at the back of the hospital through the tower block and provides a range of foods hot and cold. Visit our catering services pages for more information.

Visiting times are: 3.00pm - 4.30pm and 6.00pm - 8.00pm daily

Visiting times

Two visitors per bed at any one time please. This is necessary because you will need rest and the team needs to carry out everyday routine procedures, many of which are performed in the morning. This helps maintain your dignity and prevents overcrowding, as space is limited.

Unfortunately we have to limit flowers on the ward due to a lack of space, infection risk and health and safety.

Contact us

You and your family will be informed of the best time to telephone for news of your progress and treatment.

Telephone numbers: 0300 422 5016 / 0300 422 6760

Or Telephone Switchboard on 0300 422 2222 and ask for Ward 8B.

It is very helpful if one family member relays information to the rest of your family and friends.


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.