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Aston Unit

The Aston Unit is for Intermediate Care that provides short-term intervention to preserve the independence of people who might otherwise face unnecessarily prolonged hospital stays.

Speciality Aston is an intermediate care unit
Number of beds 27
Side Rooms 3
Ward Manager Jo Hodgkinson
Location Ground floor


Contacting the ward

Phone: 01260 294838

Sisters Office: 01260 297839/7835
Therapy Office: 07765845864
Main Office: 01260 294838
Emergency Phone: 01260 291438

Avoid calling between the following times:

7:30am - 9:30am
12:30pm - 1:30pm
4:30pm - 5:30pm

9pm - 10:30pm

Nominated significant person for all enquires


Meal times
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
7:30am - 8:30am 12:30pm - 1:30pm 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Separate drinks rounds at 10:30am, 2:30pm and 8pm including access to snacks (biscuits, toast etc)


Visiting times
Visiting is by appointment only. Contact the ward manager directly to arrange.


Electronic devices
The following devices are permitted on this ward.

Please note: Patients and visitors are not permitted to charge any of their electronic devices using electrical outlets on our premises.
Mobile phone Yes
Tablet (iPad etc.) Yes
Laptop Yes
Portable gaming device Yes


Physiotherapy room
Outside seating area (also used by staff)
Male and female bathrooms and toilets


Staff who care for you
Senior Sister
Ward Sister
Staff Nurse
Health Care Assistance
Rehab Assistants


Staff who you might meet
Occupational therapists
Specialist nurses
Speech and Language Therapists


Personal items
What can or should I bring to the ward? (patients) Toiletries (Including razor / shaver / toothbrush)
Outdoor sturdy footwear
Day clothes
Disability aids
What can or should I NOT bring to the ward? (patients) Any valuables
Large amounts of money
Large items due to limited space
What can visitors bring to the ward? Books
Small gifts
Collect and drop off laundry
What visitors cannot bring to the ward?

Flowers and plants

Perishable food
Animals (pets)


Discharging a patient

The ward has a multidisciplinary team meeting every Monday morning with all nursing, medical and therapy staff in attendance – the patients discharge is planned from the point of admission. The team with the patients consent will liaise with family /friends where indicated to discuss discharge plans. Once a discharge date is known the ward will arrange transport where family/friends are unable to facilitate. The patient is discharged directly from the ward to the discharge destination.