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Institute of Transplantation

Ward 38, Freeman Hospital

Contact: (0191) 2137538 – Nurse in charge of the ward

Ward 38 is an Adult Transplant Unit which specialises in providing high dependency care for patients before and after transplant surgery for:

•   heart
•   lung
•   heart and lung
•   liver
•   kidney
•   pancreas

For heart and lung patients, staff also care 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.

For kidney patients, staff also provide renal access surgery for peritoneal dialysis and renal replacement therapies are performed including haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and plasma exchange.


How to find us

Directions to Ward 38 from main entrance to InstituteShow [+] Hide [-]

We are in the Institute of Transplantation which is located on the right hand side of the Freeman Hospital, adjacent to Melville Grove. To find us:

Come through the Main Entrance to the Institute and you will see a large reception desk in the main atrium to your right. When facing the reception desk, the entrance to Ward 38 is straight ahead of you, to the right.

Walk down with the glassed wall of the outdoor courtyard on your right and you will see the entrance to the ward ahead. Press the entrance button and wait for the doors to open automatically. You will find the nurses’ station when you walk into the ward area.

Please clean your hands with the alcohol gel provided on entry to and exit from the ward.

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How to get to the hospital

Directions to Ward 38 from Multi Storey Car ParkShow [+] Hide [-]

If you have parked in the Multi Storey Car Park, the quickest way for you to access the Institute of Transplantation is via the Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC). When you come out of the car park, turn to your left and you will see the NCCC building in front of you and the main entrance is to the left.

Enter the main entrance through the revolving doors and you will find yourself in the main atrium. Walk straight ahead, passing the WHSmith shop and pharmacy on your right, go through the double doors and follow the main corridor - which veers to the left. Continue down this corridor, heading for the Cardiothoracic Centre until you see the signs for the Institute of Transplantation on your left hand side.

Walk through the main doors and you will see a large reception desk ahead of you.  The ward is to the left of the reception desk, past the Screening Department.

Walk down with the glassed wall of the outdoor courtyard on your right and you will see the entrance to the ward ahead. Press the entrance button and wait for the doors to open automatically. You will find the nurses’ station when you walk into the ward area.

Please clean your hands with the alcohol gel provided on entry to and exit from the ward.

Map

How to get to the hospital

Directions to Ward 38 from Cardiothoracic CentreShow [+] Hide [-]

Come into the Cardiothoracic Centre and turn to your left after passing the reception desk.

Follow the corridor until you see a sign for the Institute of Transplantation and the entrance on your right hand side.
 
Walk through the main doors and you will see a large reception desk ahead of you.  The ward is to the left of the reception desk, past the Screening Department.

Walk down with the glassed wall of the outdoor courtyard on your right and you will see the entrance to the ward ahead. Press the entrance button and wait for the doors to open automatically. You will find the nurses’ station when you walk into the ward area.

Please clean your hands with the alcohol gel provided on entry to and exit from the ward.

Map

How to get to the hospital

Staff you are likely to meet

Ward 38 is led by Sister Alison Brooks and the clinical team includes Consultant Transplant Surgeons, Chest Physicians and Nephrologists supported by a team of junior doctors, specialist nurses, nursing and other support staff, dieticians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers and pharmacists.

Things you need to know

  • Please note that visiting times are open at the discretion of the nurse in charge of the ward and should be agreed in advance.
  • Only two family members may visit the unit at a time unless arranged with the nurse in charge in advance.
  • If the patient has had a transplant it may mean that the same two visitors can only visit during the patient’s stay unless agreed by the nurse in charge.
  • Please clean your hands with the alcohol gel provided on entry to and exit from the ward.
  • 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 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 nurse in charge.
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