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|
|Ward Manager||Jo Hodgkinson|
|Contacting the ward|
Phone: 01260 294838
Sisters Office: 01260 297839/7835
9pm - 10:30pm
|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 is by appointment only. Contact the ward manager directly to arrange.|
|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.
|Tablet (iPad etc.)||Yes|
|Portable gaming device||Yes|
Outside seating area (also used by staff)
Male and female bathrooms and toilets
|Staff who care for you|
Health Care Assistance
|Staff who you might meet|
Speech and Language Therapists
|What can or should I bring to the ward? (patients)||Toiletries (Including razor / shaver / toothbrush)
Outdoor sturdy footwear
|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
Collect and drop off laundry
|What visitors cannot bring to the ward?||
Flowers and plants
|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.