Ward and visiting information

Conquest Hospital

Visiting times vary according to the ward so please see ward information below.

To reduce disturbance for all patients during visiting times, visitors are limited to two per visit. You are welcome to bring gifts during your visits. However, due to lack of space and to keep ward areas tidy, flowers should be restricted to small arrangements in oasis only rather than large bunches needing vases.

Wards at Conquest Hospital

Baird Medical Admissions Unit (MAU) is a 28 bedded mixed Acute Medical/Respiratory ward.

The ward admits male and female patients of all ages who are suffering from any acute medical/respiratory condition, such as sepsis, substance abuse, asthma, end stage lung disease (lung cancer, COPD).

The ward has strong links with the Hospital Intervention Team and also the palliative care team, to expedite a rapid discharge. Most patients are discharged home. The aim is to facilitate a rapid turnover of patients who require a short admission into hospital for treatment or diagnosis.

Patients who have been identified as being suitable for admission to the ward but subsequently need a longer hospital admission may be transferred to other wards, for specialist treatment or dementia care.

Visiting Times
3.00pm to 8.00pm
Flexibility for individual needs – please discuss with Matron/Ward Sister

Benson Ward is an Orthopaedic Trauma Ward for male and female patients of all ages.

There are 28 beds, four 4 bedded bays plus four side rooms.

Visiting Times
2.30pm to 8.00pm
Flexibility for individual needs – please discuss with Matron/Ward Sister.

The Buchanan delivery suite has 10 rooms, one Theatre and two Recovery beds. There is 24 hour cover from anaesthetist and obstetricians to assist women if required at any time.

Cookson Attenborough Short Stay Unit is divided into three different areas:

  • Pre-admission clinic
  • Pre-operative reception area
  • Ward area / post procedure area

There are 12 beds plus six trolleys to accommodate the 100 patients that pass through the unit on a weekly basis. These patients receive any procedure that requires a one-night stay or less.

Visiting Times
6.00pm to 8.00pm
Relatives are allowed to visit patients for 5 to 10 mins after surgery.

De Cham Ward is a 28-bedded, high risk surgical ward for male and female patients.

Patients are admitted from the waiting list for planned surgery, transferred from SAU either for observation or emergency surgery.

Visiting Times
2.30pm to 8.00pm
Flexibility for individual needs – please discuss with Matron/Ward Sister.

Egerton Ward is an Orthopaedic Trauma Ward for male and female patients of all ages. There are 28 beds, 4 six bedded bays plus 4 side rooms.

Visiting Times
2.30pm to 8.00pm
Flexibility for individual needs – please discuss with Matron/Ward Sister.

Frank Shaw Ward is situated on Level 1 at Conquest Hospital. It has a 5-bedded Transitional Care Bay (midwives are responsible for the mothers and SCBU nurses for the babies).

  • B Bay – has four beds and is used for the C-section mothers so they are close by for monitoring
  • C Bay – four bedded postnatal
  • D Bay – four bedded postnatal
  • F Bay – has four beds and is used for the C-Section mothers so they are close by for monitoring
  • In addition there are three side rooms available.

The midwives provide individualised postnatal care to women. Transitional care for the neonates is provided by the Nurses from SCBU. Midwives provide postnatal care to the mother whose baby is receiving transitional care. The length of stay for a postnatal woman can be between six hours and five days.

Visiting Times
Open visiting – 2.00pm to 8.00pm
Birthing partner – 8.00pm to 10.00pm

Gardner Ward is a 28-bedded surgical ward for male and female patients.

The surgery covers abdominal, breast and general surgery. Patients are admitted from:

  • Waiting list for planned surgery
  • Surgical Assessment Unit as GP referrals
  • Occasionally from Outpatients Department

The unit also benefits from Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS), which aims to support early discharge of patients.

Visiting Times
2:30pm to 7:30pm
Flexibility for individual needs – Discuss with Matron/Ward Sister

James Ward and Coronary Care Unit (CCU) are run as one area. James Ward has 16 beds, with six bedside monitors and six telemetry beds. The ward accepts a range of patients with acute cardiac problems.

CCU has six monitored beds and cares for patients during the acute phase of cardiac problems.

Visiting Times
2:30pm to 8:00pm

Kipling Ward is an acute Inpatient ward and Short Stay Paediatric Assessment Unit (SSPAU).

Kipling Ward is a 21 bedded unit comprised of 2 bays of 6 beds, 7 cubicles, 2 isolation rooms and 1 oncology suite. Kipling Ward is a general medical and surgical ward for all children aged 0 to 16 years of age unless they have complex needs in which case they may be admitted up to their 19th birthday.

Children and young people with mental health issues are also admitted and managed by acute Paediatricians and CAMHS. Consultant paediatricians oversee the care of the children admitted to the ward, SSPAUs and in the community.

Visiting Times
Parents have unrestricted access and can visit whenever they like although we do not encourage visiting late at night or overnight. We provide facilities for 1 parent to be resident overnight.

MacDonald Ward is a 28-bedded Complex Care Ward.

The ward takes patients over 75 years who present with five or more complex needs. There is a large focus on Deprivation of Liberties/Mental Capacity Act assesments, End of Life Care, Nutrition and Nutritional assesment and Dementia care.

Visiting Times
Open visiting

Mirrlees Ward is an Early Pregnancy Unit and Gynaecology Emergency Ward, with some Inpatient facilities.

Visiting Times
2:30pm to 8.00pm

Murray Antenatal Ward consists of:

  • Six Induction of Labour Beds
  • Six Antenatal admission beds
  • One side room.

The Day assessment unit is run from Murray and Antenatal clinics also run from Area B on Level 3 at Conquest Hospital.

Visiting Times
Open visiting – 2.00pm to 8.00pm
Birthing partner – 8.00pm to 10.00pm

Newington Ward is a Medical Assessment Unit for frailty, for example dementia and chronic conditions.

It is a 28-bedded short stay unit (5 to 9 days) for those over 75 years of age and is dedicated to patients living with frailty, aiming to provide person centred, co-ordinated care and support.

Visiting Times
2:30pm to 8:30pm
Flexibility for individual needs – discuss with Matron/Ward Sister

This is a 26 bedded unit for male and female patients. The unit takes all emergency patients for assessment of general surgical patients. Our aim is to provide rapid assessment, stabilisation and diagnosis of patients prior to transfer or discharge.

The Unit also offers an alternative to in-patient stay – for example, gallstone pathway where patients attend for scans, blood tests, review and planning of on-going treatment, this therefore reduces the need for an in-patient admission.

Visiting Times
Open visiting

Special Care Baby Unit is a Level 1 unit caring for babies who are premature, small for gestational age or unwell and who require specialist nursing. The unit has 12 SCBU cots and four Transitional care cots.

Visiting Times
Open visiting
1.00pm to 3.00pm – Parents only

Tressell Ward is a medical ward with an interest in frailty. Male and female patients nursed in single sex bays totalling 28 beds.

Visiting Times
2:30pm to 8.00pm
Flexibility for individual needs – discuss with Matron/Ward Sister

Wellington Ward is a 20 bedded gastroenterology ward. There is also an area which focuses on the care of bariatric patients. The ward undertakes assessment, investigations and treatment of gastroenterology conditions, with expert nursing intervention to promote patient centred goals of care.

The role of the ward is therefore to allow for this process to occur, maintaining individualised assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of care. This being achieved by utilizing the multidisciplinary approach within the nursing philosophy expressed by the staff. There are also five isolation beds for anyone who requires barrier nursing.

Visiting Times
2:30pm to 8.00pm
Flexibility for individual needs – discuss with Matron/Ward Sister

Visiting restrictions

Occasionally it is necessary to restrict visiting to a ward because of a risk of infection such as Norovirus – visit the Infection, Prevention and Control page for the latest information