Our Wards - Whiston Hospital - Ward 3 Alpha - Orthopaedic
3 Alpha is a designated orthopaedic ward specialising in the care of patients with Fractured Neck of Femurs (NOF). It is located on the 3rd floor in the green zone immediately next to the lifts
- Contact Details
Ward Manager: Lyndsay Hamlet - Tel 0151 478 7598
Nurse specialist: Caroline Roberts: - Tel 0151 290 407
Discharge co-ordinator Amanda Evans – 0151 290 4402
Ward Sister: Carol Grindley – Tel 0151 478 7598
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
Relatives may bring in night wear and toiletries sensible fitted slippers and everyday loose fitting clothes to enable patients to dress as soon as able. Juice and magazines are also permitted. Please try to avoid bringing items of value to the ward. Trust cannot be held responsible for missing or broken items
- Meals and Drinks
The ward assistant will provide hot drinks at mealtimes (0730, 1200, 1700, and 2000) as well as mid-morning, mid-afternoon and pre bed. Patients can also request drinks in addition to these times and snacks will also be offered to patients.
- Special Diets
If you are on a special diet or therapeutic diet, the ward staff will contact our hospital dietician to arrange this for you. The dietician will also be available Monday-Friday to provide specialist information regarding your diet. Supplementary drinks can be prescribed for patients requiring them
In the interest of safety please do not put cot sides up in the beds when leaving patients and if your relative is confused please inform nursing staff when you leave to help prevent unnecessary accidents.
- Discharge from the Ward
Medications: 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.
Outpatient appointments: You will be told if an appointment has already been made for you or whether it will follow on in the post.
Transport: 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
- Additional Information
District nurse referral forms will be completed for patients requiring care of surgical wounds on discharge. These will be given to patients on discharge outlining the care required and date of visit
- 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 ward and hand it to any staff member.