What we do
We care for patients requiring surgery for heart and lung conditions.
The adult surgical unit (ASU) has 40 beds and is divided into two wards - Cedar and Maple. Cedar Ward, on the second floor, has 25 beds, and Maple Ward, on the ground floor, as 15 beds.
Life on the ward
All patient areas are located in the main hospital buildings and are easily accessible from the main reception and a lift is available if needed.
Wards offer separate male and female accommodation and bathing areas are segregated. A few single rooms are available and are allocated on clinical need.
Visiting times for both Cedar and Maple wards are between 3pm-8pm.
We ask that only two people are at the bedside at any one time - this helps us minimise the risk of infections to our patients.
Although we do not recommend that children (under the age of 10) visit the Cedar or Maple wards, depending on your circumstances, it is at the staff's discretion. Please speak to the nurse in charge to see if it is possible.
Who you will meet on the ward
You will meet a wide range of multidisciplinary team members on Cedar and Maple wards, who each have expertise and specialist skills in their field.
We also have an outreach critical care team, who will provide you with extra care if you have complex problems.