Observation Ward

The observation ward sits adjacent to the accident and emergency department and began accepting its first patients in January last year. The unit will be created within A&E to allow staff to monitor patients within a purpose-built environment. Patients, suffering from conditions such as minor head injuries, low risk chest pains and renal colic, will be treated in A&E and then sent into the ward for further observation.

Last Reviewed: 01/06/2011