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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 Intermediate Care
Number of beds 28
Side Rooms 3
Ward Manager Jo Hodgkinson
Matron Michelle Gillespie
Location Ground floor


Contacting the ward
01260 294838

Avoid calling between the following times:

7am - 8am
12pm - 1pm
5pm - 7pm

Nominated significant person for all enquires


Meal times
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
8:30am - 9:30am 12:30pm - 1:30pm 5pm - 6pm
Separate drinks rounds at 7am, 10:30am, 3pm and 8pm including access to snacks (biscuits, toast etc)


Visiting times
2pm until 8pm

No more than 2 visitors at a time and visit duration for approx. 1 hour.


How long will it take to walk to this ward
The time it will take to walk to this ward from the following entrance and nearest car park.  This is based on on the average person walking at a moderate pace in the most direct route and using the stairs where applicable.
Main entrance Rear entrance Orthopaedic Outpatients entrance
(Fieldbank road)




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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
Hairdressing room
Conservatory (also used by staff)
Outside seating area (also used by staff)
Large dayroom with television
Small library area
Male and female bathrooms and toilets


Staff who care for you
Senior Sister
Unit 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
Clothing (if required)
What visitors cannot bring to the ward? Flowers and plants
Animals (pets)


Discharging a patient
Discharge plans will be discussed with family and patient prior to day of discharge.

Where possible discharge will be arranged before 12pm (this is dependent on discharge environment restrictions and start times of care packages).

Discharge directly from ward.