Ward 27a Freeman Hospital
Contact: (0191) 213 7037 - Sister Gillian Oliver
Ward 27a is an Adult Cardiothoracic Transplant Unit which specialises in providing high dependency care for patients before and after heart, lung and heart and lung transplant surgery.
The ward also cares for patients in need of lung support prior to transplant as well as patients with heart failure requiring a heart assistive device (also known as VAD) or who are receiving special supportive intravenous medication.
How to find us
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We are 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.
- 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 left at the end of the corridor until you reach Ward 27 straight ahead.
- Walk through Ward 27 until you reach the end of the corridor and turn left into Ward 27a
How to get to the hospital
Staff you are likely to meet
Ward 27a is led by Sister Gillian Oliver and the clinical team includes doctors, nurses and other support staff.
Things you need to know
- Note visiting times are open at the discretion of the nurse in charge of the ward and should be agreed in advance. Visiting is discouraged between 2:30pm and 3:30pm as this is the quiet time on the ward.
- Only two family members may visit the unit at a time unless arranged with the ward sister or nurse in charge in advance.
- If your relative has had a transplant it may mean that the same 2 visitors can only visit during your relatives stay unless agreed by the ward sister/charge nurse.
- Please do not bring fresh flowers onto the ward. This is to help with infection control.
- If you have a cold, infection or diarrhoea please do not visit the ward as our patients’ immune systems are weak. Please speak to the ward sister or nurse in charge for more information.
- No children under the age of 3 years of age can visit and children under the age of 16 should be arranged in advance with the ward sister or nurse in charge.