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"I recently spent several days on Ward 29 and cannot speak highly enough of the care I received from every member of staff.  Everyone did their duty efficiently and what is more, cheerfully, filling everyone in the ward with confidence."  Ms LK

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Cardiothoracic Services (Heart and Lung)

Ward 29 Freeman Hospital

Ward 29 is an adult respiratory medical ward which cares for patients with a wide range of respiratory disorders including:

  • lung cancer
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • pneumonia
  • sleep apnoea
  • respiratory failure
  • pulmonary vascular disorders

How to find us

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We are based on the Cardiothoracic Centre which is set to the right of the Freeman Hospital as you look at the front.

  • Come into the Cardiothoracic Centre and take a right turn, following the corridor past the Lung Function Department until you see the lift block or stairs on your left.
  • Take the lift or stairs up to level 4 and look for the signs for Ward 29. The ward doors are locked so when you arrive at the ward, push the grey button and staff will open the doors for you via the intercom.

How to get to the hospital

Staff you are likely to meet

The clinical team on Ward 29 includes clinicians specialising in respiratory conditions, nursing staff, specialist clinical nurses, and other support staff.

The Palliative Care Team is actively involved with patients on Ward 29 most weekdays, and includes specialist palliative care nurses, social workers and medical staff.

Things you need to know

  • Ward staff change-over times are 7.15am to 7.45am, and 7.15am to 8.00pm. This is the period when the nurses change shifts and a new team of nurses takes over, and time is allowed for communication between the two teams.
  • Patients' meals are usually served at 12.15pm and 5.30pm. We do have protected meal times so you may wish to visit after these times, although you are welcome to visit if this is preferred or helps your relative.  
  • The ward has a fridge in the kitchen allocated for patients to use, however staff are unable to reheat/cook any food.
  • Please do not bring fresh flowers onto the ward. This is to help with infection control.

Visiting times

The ward visiting times are Monday to Friday 2.00pm until 4.00pm, and 6.00pm until 8.00pm and Saturday and Sunday 2.00pm until 8.00pm.

However in exceptional circumstances visiting outside of these hours can be arranged with the nurse in charge. We recommend only two visitors per bed.

More information

For more information about Ward 29, please contact:

  • Senior Sister Andrea Russell or Sister Clementine Dixon
  • Tel: 0191 213 7029
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