Our Wards - Whiston Hospital - Ward 2C - Respiratory
Ward 2C is a 33 bedded Respiratory ward based on level 2, Purple zone.
- Contact Details
Nurse base 0151 430 1346
Ward Manager, Julie Durgan, Ext, 2651
Matron, Mike Babbs, Ext, 2613 0r 07748932825
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
A reasonable supply of personal belongings can be left on the ward in the bedside locker; we advise that any valuables are left at home. We do not allow any fresh flowers or balloons.
- Meals and Drinks
The ward assistant will provide hot drinks at mealtimes (0730, 1200 and 1700) as well as mid-morning, mid-afternoon and pre bed.
Patient will select their meal choices each day.
- 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.
The ward is kept locked at all times. Entry can be accessed via the intercom at the front of the ward.
- 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
Please be aware that our phone lines are not manned by clerical staff 24 hours a day and ward staff must prioritise patient care first and foremost, please be patient if trying to get through to the ward phone lines, staff will always aim to answer calls in a timely manner.
If you wish to speak with the Consultant, Ward Manager, Matron, please speak to the nurse in charge
- 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 of your care, 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.