St Helens and Knowsley Teaching HospitalsNHS Trust


Hospital Inpatients

The St Helens & Knowsley Hospitals Rheumatology Team provides 24/7 care to Rheumatology inpatients on Hulme Ward, St Helens Hospital, there are 4 dedicated beds for patients requiring in patient treatment for their rheumatological condition, and there are 4 beds for day case patients within the out patient rheumatology area in the DTC purple Zone.

Most patients are admitted after assessment by one of the clinicians. However some patients may be transferred from other wards at St Helens and Whiston Hospitals following assessment by the rheumatology team and occasionally patients may be admitted directly to the ward as an emergency if a bed is available.

Wards are encouraged to seek Specialist Rheumatology Team help if there are problems with an individual patients Rheumatological condition. Wards are specifically encouraged to seek Rheumatology Team help with the following problems: 

Inflammatory Joint Disease
Patients on Specialist Rheumatology medication
Connective Tissue Disease
Osteoporosis management