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Older People's Medicine

Ward 17 Freeman Hospital

Contact: 0191 213 7017 Sister Sandra Ponting

Ward 17 provides care for older people.

Patients referred to the unit are required to be medically stable but in need of further rehabilitation, or opportunity for recovery before they can be discharged.

Directions to Ward 17, Freeman Hospital

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Ward 17 is on Level 7 of the Freeman Hospital. To find us:

  • Walk through the Main Entrance of the hospital, which has revolving door, and you will see a reception desk ahead of you.
  • Follow the corridor straight ahead of you, walking past the shop and hairdressers on your left and large windows on your right.
  • At the end go through a double set of doors and turn left. Walk forward and you will a set of lifts on your left hand side.
  • Take the lifts up to Level 7 and follow the signs for Ward 17 on your right hand side.
  • Alternatively, you could take the stairs up to Level 7 (situated opposite the lifts) and when you reach the top of the stairs, come out into the main foyer and turn left where you will see signs for Ward 17.

How to get to the hospital

Staff you are likely to meet

We have a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, physiotherapist, occupational therapists, social worker and support staff working on the ward.

We work to help patients regain their confidence and ability in managing the important aspects of their daily lives such as mobility, washing and dressing, self medication etc.

We also work hard to make sure that our patients are well supported on their discharge from the ward.

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