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.
|Number of beds||28|
|Ward Manager||Jo Hodgkinson|
|Contacting the ward|
Avoid calling between the following times:
7am - 8am
12pm - 1pm
5pm - 7pm
Nominated significant person for all enquires
|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)|
|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
|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|
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|
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
Clothing (if required)
|What visitors cannot bring to the ward?||Flowers and plants
|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.