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Monday to Friday 2-4pm and 6-8pm
Saturday and Sunday 2-8pm


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Cardiothoracic Services (Heart and Lung)

Ward 25a Freeman Hospital

Ward 25a is an eight-bed High Dependency Unit which specialises in providing a high level of nursing and medical care for adult patients following heart or lung surgery, but who do not need Intensive Care.

How to find us

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Ward 25a is based in the Cardiothoracic Centre which is set to the right of the Freeman Hospital as you look at the front. To find us:

  • Come into the Cardiothoracic Centre and take a right turn round by the reception desk.
  • At the junction turn left and follow the corridor, past the Lung Function Department, until you see the lifts or stairs on your left.
  • Take the lift or stairs up to level 3 and turn left out of the lifts or right at the top of the stairs.
  • Follow the corridor past theatre reception and turn right at the end of the corridor until you reach Ward 25 on the left. Ward 25a is located on Ward 25.

How to get to the hospital

Staff you are likely to meet

The nurse lead for Ward 25a is Matron Lorna Charlton, and the clinical team includes doctors, nurses and other support staff.

Things you need to know

  • Normal visiting hours for Ward 25a are between 2.00pm and 4.00pm, then from 6.00pm to 8.00pm
  • Visiting outside of these times can be discussed with the nurse in charge.
  • Due to infection control risks no flowers are allowed on the ward.

More information

For more information about Ward 25a, please contact:

  • Matron Lorna Charlton
  • Tel: 0191 213 7125
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