Our Wards - Whiston Hospital - Ward 4E - Intensive Care Unit (ICU)
Ward 4E is our Intensive Care Unit (ICU), based on floor 4 at Whiston Hospital.
- About the Team
Rehabilitation Nurse Specialist
Quality & Audit Sister
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
On admission we provide all essential items. As patient’s care improves personal items may be brought in.
- Meals and Drinks
Patients meals and drinks are provided as required.
All dietary requirements will be catered for.
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.
Visitors must remove outside coats for infection control purposes.
Other infection control precautions as instructed by Nurse in Charge.
No hot drinks at bedside and the use of mobile phones and taking photographs is not allowed.
- Discharge from the Ward to Home
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.
- Transferred to Ward
Liaise with Nurse in charge on new ward relating to visiting and protected meal times etc.
- 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.