Our Wards - Whiston Hospital - Ward 4D - Mersey Regional Burn Unit
The Mersey Regional Burn Unit is located at Whiston Hospital on Ward 4D, floor 4 orange zone.
The ward has 12 beds and also links in with our Intensive Care Unit (ICU), which also has capacity to take Burn patients.
The unit has a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) approach with Burn Surgeons, Specialist Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Clinical Psychologists and Dieticians.
A Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) is a group of professionals from one or more clinical disciplines who together make decisions regarding recommended treatment of individual patients.
- Contact Details
Ward 4D contact numbers:
0151 430 1540 / 0151 430 2349 / 0151 478 7595
Visiting Restrictions Remain In Place Across Our Hospitals
From 19 July 2021:
Visiting remains suspended at our hospitals including in A&E with the following exceptions:
- Patients receiving end of life care
- A parent / responsible adult visiting a child
- Carer supporting a patient with mental health issue such as dementia, learning disabilities or specific rehabilitation needs
- Maternity - one birth partner permitted to attend appointments, throughout labour and limited post-natal visiting
Any visiting must be agreed with the nurse / midwife in charge of the ward / department BEFORE coming to the hospital.
No other visitors are permitted to visit any other ward / department at any time.
Thank you for your co-operation at this time.
- Personal Belongings
When you are admitted you will have a bedside locker to store your belongings. Please only bring what is essential as the lockers are only small.
On the ward we can provide you with towels & pyjamas if required.
- Meals and Drinks
The catering staff will provide hot drinks at mealtimes (07:30, 12:00 and 17:00) as well as mid-morning, mid-afternoon and pre bed. You will be given a menu to choose your meals from.
If you have any special dietary requirements please let the ward and catering staff know so they can offer you suitable meals. A referral to a dietician can be made if required.
- Discharge from the Ward
If you require medications to take home with you, these will be given to you by the ward staff before you leave. Please don't leave without them. It can take a few hours for the Hospital Pharmacy to prepare your medications, so bear this in mind when you arrange a time to leave.
Burn Clinic is held on Ward 4D Monday – Friday 08:00 – 12:30. This is for patients who have been discharged from the Burn Unit and need to have their burns reviewed to ensure they are healing well. At this clinic you will be seen by a burns nurse and also a physiotherapist / occupational therapist if required. If there are any concerns a Dr can also be contacted.
We also have a Burn Assessment Unit Monday – Friday 13:00 -16:00. This is for local A&E’s, Walk in centres and GP surgeries that can refer patients for a burn review. To arrange this contact the ward and speak to the nurse in charge.
Please try to arrange your own transport home from the Hospital. Hospital transport is only available for patients who cannot as a result of their clinical condition use other forms of transport.
- Suggestions, comments or complaints
We aim to make your stay with us as pleasant and comfortable as possible, and strive to provide the highest quality of care. If you or your family have any suggestions or comments, please discuss them with the ward manager or nurse in charge, or you can discuss them (or any complaints) with the Patient Advice and Liaison Service.
Alternatively, please fill our comments and suggestions form available in our wards or download here and hand it to any staff member.