Our Services A - Z - Duffy Suite - Intermediate Care
About the service
Duffy Suite is a 28 bedded intermediate care unit located at St Helens Hospital. The unit is able to facilitate admissions for 26 intermediate care patients and 2 surgical overnight beds, for day care patients from Sanderson Suite who may need overnight stay due to clinical or social reasons. This unit provides rehabilitation for patients, who are medically fit to leave acute care, but may require more therapy or clinical input to help them return to their usual place of residence or non-hospital residence.
Patients are admitted to Duffy Suite from:
- Inpatient wards at Whiston Hospital
- Emergency Department at Whiston Hospital
- Sanderson Surgical Day Case Unit
- Other NHS Trusts
The unit offers a dedicated rehabilitation service for Merseyside residents. Offering regular goal setting meetings within the teams to discuss your progress and establish goals. We welcome the input of family and friends while planning and delivering care.
Patient with who live within the St Helens CCG or who are registered with a St Helens GP can be referred from the community for a bed in intermediate care via Contact Cares.
- Our Team
During your stay the Duffy Suite, the team consists of a number of specialist that may be involved in your care.
Ward Matron - Ward Manger -Therapy Manager
Nurse Clinician - RMO
Nursing staff - Physiotherapists / Occupational Therapists
Social Workers - Pharmacy- Mental Health Liaison Nurse
Phlebotomist - Dietitian
The unit is supported by a team of administrative, house keeper, domestic and catering staff.
- Location and Contact Details
Duffy suite is situated on the first floor of Elyn Lodge building at St Helens hospital.
Marshalls Cross Road, St Helens WA9 3DA.
Ward Reception - 01744 646 801
Ward Manager - 01744 646 123
Therapy - 01744 646 095
Visiting times - currently check with ward on visiting policy due to Covid-19 pandemic.
We ask that visitors avoid protected meal times unless they have arranged to assist with nutritional needs. Please speak to the unit manager for further information.
- Additional Information
Duffy suite is a short-term intervention to preserve and promote the independence of people who might otherwise face unnecessarily prolonged hospital stays or inappropriate admission to hospital or residential care.
The care is person-centred, focused on rehabilitation and delivered by a combination of professional groups.
- Getting Here
A parking fee is payable. Please allow extra time for parking.
For more details click here.
Directions from M62: Junction 7 onto A570
M57Junction 2 towards St Helens.
St Helens Hospital is located 6 miles from the M57 junction.
Bus Route: Mersey travel No 32 No 32a No 33 No35 & No17 available from St Helens Town Centre- drops off outside St Helens Hospital.
For more information click on the Public Transport link on the left or contact Arriva on 0871 200 2233 or visit www.arriva.co.uk
Rail information Public transport (National Rail)
Enquiries 08457 484950, nearest station: Lea Green
For more information click on the Public Transport link on the left or contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484 950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.
Page last updated on 31st May 2022