Ward 16 Acute Stroke Unit
Welcome to Ward 16 Acute Stroke Unit
Please note: under national guidelines there are currently restrictions on people visiting our hospitals. Please see our Coronavirus page for more information.
Our ward, which consists of 18 beds in total, is part of the Stroke Unit at the Princess Royal Hospital. Patients are likely to be transferred to us to focus on rehabilitation having been in ward 15 receiving acute stroke care.
We have a large amount of staff on the ward, with approximately 30 Nurses and a large number of therapists, including Occupational, Physio, Speech and Language and Dieticians. Patients staying on our ward are encouraged to participate in self-care to help with their rehab. This may involve washing themselves, getting up, eating at a table, playing board games and visiting the resource room; where patients do activities such as poster making, playing games and making Christmas decorations.
Here on Ward 16, we’re very proud to be the first ward in the Trust to achieve Exemplar status, receiving a gold award. To achieve Exemplar Ward status, the team on a ward must meet high standards in a number of key areas including: caring, medicine management, leadership, nutrition and hydration, cleanliness, safety and record-keeping. For more information about this you can read the following news item.
Please speak to a member of staff before bringing children on the ward.
When visiting us at the ward we politely ask;
- That you make sure mobile phones are on silent.
- You avoid bringing flowers onto the ward due to hygiene reasons.
- Visitors avoid sitting on patient beds.
- There are no more than two visitors at a bedside.
- Chairs are put away at the end of each visit.
- Hand rub that is located on the main ward door is used when entering and leaving the ward. This is an important infection control measure.
If you are admitted to one of our hospitals and would like some guidance about your stay, please visit our staying with us page.