Exciting new development for the Respiratory and Cystic Fibrosis Inpatient Environment - New Ward 15
by Joanne Osmond 4th June 2019
We currently admit children and young people to one of two Ward areas; Ward 2 for the under 5s and Ward 7 for the over 5s.
From Monday 10th June 2019, all children and young people with respiratory and CF conditions requiring admission will be admitted to the newly refurbished Ward 15 environment, located above the Emergency Department (ED). The new Ward is a much larger, brighter space than we occupied previously with more beds. In particular, we will be able to provide our patients with access to en-suite facilities which has historically proven difficult for us. The nursing staff, and indeed all other staff, will remain the same and, therefore, importantly familiar to our families.
We are aiming for a seamless transition to the new building, but please bear with us if there are any teething problems. As always, our prime aim is to minimise any cross infection risks and enable your child to be seen in an efficient and comprehensive manner during an inpatient stay.
We very much hope that you will view this change in environment as a hugely positive initiative, one designed to improve the patient/family experience and to enable as efficient working as possible whilst delivering an excellent standard of care. If you have any feedback once you have experienced these new facilities, please do let us know by contacting Jo Osmond, CF Service and Network Manager.