Sleep Unit Opening Times
Monday to Thursday – 8.30am to 5.00pm
Friday – 8.30am to 2.30pm
Lunchtime – 12.30pm to 1.00pm
Saturday/Sunday/Bank holidays – Closed
All enquiries – Tel: (01424) 755470 Ext: 6226
Please note that due to the number of calls and enquiries coming in via our reception, we may not be able to answer your call so please leave a message and this will be picked up mid morning and lunchtime and again in the afternoon. It is then directed to the appropriate person/Technician who may be with patients but they will usually get back to you as soon as they are free.
For those patients already on CPAP treatment, please note that the department is now holding a ‘Drop-In’ Clinic on a Tuesday and Wednesday. On arrival in the department, you will be required to complete an Epworth Sleepiness Score on ALL visits to the unit. This is a subjective (your opinion) assessment of how sleepy you feel and will help the team to identify those needing possible further intervention with equipment, masks, higher pressures etc. Our drop in clinics are held on:
Tueday afternoon – 1.30pm to 4.00pm
Wednesday morning – 9.30am to 12noon
Technicians allow 10 minutes for each patient, for download and replacement parts, including mask.
As we have more than 4,000 patients on treatment, please do not ‘drop-in’ at any other time, outside of these set clinics. Please call the department first as there may not be anyone free to deal with your request and you may have had a wasted journey.
Christmas and New Year opening times
Please be aware that the unit will close at 3.00pm on Friday 21st December 2018 and reopen on Monday 7th January 2019 at 8.30am. We would like to wish all our patients a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.
There will be a limited amount of spare parts for you to access, on a table in our reception area, should you need something in an emergency. please place your name on the sheet provided.
Fresh Case Clinics
These are held every week and access to these clinics are through a GP referral to the sleep disorders unit, at Conquest Hospital.
You may be seen by one of the following:
- Dr Simon Merritt – Sleep Specialist and Somnologist (Lead Clinician)
- Mr Wilf Kesse – Sleep Specialist and Somnologist
- Dr Nik Gkampranis – Sleep Specialist
- Mrs Jill Meeres – Principal Sleep Technologist and Service Manager
- Ms Terri Whiteman – Senior Sleep Technologist and Deputy Principal