Our Wards - Whiston Hospital - Ward 1E – Coronary Care Unit
The Coronary Care Unit – CCU (Ward 1E) is based on the yellow floor, level 1.
We are a 17 bedded CCU offering specialist care to patients with a wide variety of cardiac conditions.
- Contact Details
CCU direct phone line: 0151 430 2330
Ward Manager: ext 2417
- Visiting Hours
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
Patients may require toiletries and clothing, however pyjamas and basic toiletries can be provided.
Items can be brought to main reception or to the door of the unit.
Patients are encouraged to bring in their own glasses, hearing aids and walking aids if needed.
Phones, tablets and other devices are welcome. Any items brought in are at the patient’s own risk and we take no responsibility for any accidents/ losses.
- Meals and Drinks
Meals are served at 8am, 12 noon and 5pm. Supper is at 8:30pm
Hot drinks are served at mealtimes and at other intervals during the day/ as requested.
- 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.
- Discharge from the Ward
Transfer out of CCU: Once patients no longer need CCU, they may step down to another ward to continue their hospital stay. This enables CCU beds to be made available for new patients. We will always try to limit the inconvenience of this but there are times it may be happen at any point of the day/ night.
Transfers to other hospitals: Some patients may require transfer to Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital. Patients will be kept updated on this and given as much notice as possible.
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
Patients may be required to move bed spaces whilst on CCU due to infection control or monitoring purposes, this will be done with the minimum of inconvenience.
Mixed ward: We endeavour to keep men and women in separate bays but due to the nature and acuity of the unit we frequently have mixed bays. We do all we can to ensure privacy and dignity remains intact for all patients.
- 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.