Florence Grace Parafina
Lind ward is a day care unit which includes a short-stay ward, and the Jane Gray bronchoscopy suite. It specialises in dealing with most lung-related conditions.
The unit is divided into two parts which deal with interventions (using medicine or procedures to help improve your condition) , biologics (targeting specific bodily chemicals or cells to improve a condition), consultation and reviews.
8am - 7pm
When you arrive, please go to the ward administrator’s office,directly outside the lifts, to let them know. The administrators will check your details and direct you to the day room where you can relax until one of our nurses collects you and explains the plan for the day.
Unless you were advised not to eat or drink before coming in for your procedure, help yourself to a drink from the tea trolley in the corridor (next to the vending machine), while you wait. We also provide sandwiches and fruits for patients at lunchtime.
If you are staying overnight and have any specific dietary requirements, let your named nurse know when you arrive.
When the nurse arrives, they will explain how the ward is laid out and talk you through what will happen during your appointment, or stay. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions while you're here.
The day unit is nurse-led, so not all patients will need to see a doctor. However, if you are feeling unwell then please ask the nurse looking after you to arrange for a doctor to see you.
If you use oxygen, please ensure that your cylinder is full to allow you to travel to and from the hospital safely. Piped oxygen at the bedside is supplied to patients while on the ward.
If you come for a day appointment, you can usually go home after receiving treatment on the same day, but a full day visit can be long (8am-6pm), so please come prepared (i.e. something to read or do, etc). If you need to have investigations, these can take several hours to process and your doctor will need to wait for the results of these to review your case.
The day care unit tends to be very busy, so space is limited. You can bring a friend, or family member to stay with you during your treatment, but any other guests will need to waiting in our visitors' lounge.
The appointment system is looked after by our administration office, which is open from 8am-5pm. If you need another appointment, we'll always aim to arrange this for you before you leave the unit. In some cases, we may need to send it to you by post.
Read more here if you are coming in for host defence workup tests.
If your admission involves staying overnight, you will go to the five-day ward. This part of the ward is open plan, contains six beds and an additional three-bed area with three side rooms.
The unit is divided into two single-sex bays, however, if you are worried about your privacy please discuss this with the ward sister.
If you take regular medications, please bring these with you as we encourage our patients to be self-caring.
Our five-day ward is open 24-hours a day from Monday to Friday and is closed at weekends and bank holidays. There is a TV lounge where you can relax and spend time with visitors.
Visiting hours are from 8 am to 8 pm.
Read more about what to bring with you if you are staying overnight.
If you need a bronchoscopy, please remember not to eat or drink for at least six hours before your appointment.
It is normal to be sedated during your bronchoscopy, so we do advise being taken home by a friend or relative.
Before your procedure, one of our staff will explain to you what will happen and the doctor will ask for your written consent. This is to make sure you understand the procedure and agree to it being carried out.
Lunch: 12 noon
If you have any special dietary needs, please let your named nurse know as soon as you arrive at the hospital.
separate male and female washrooms
large, disabled bathroom with walk-in shower
If you have any questions about your appointment before your admission please contact 020 7352 8121 and ask for extension 4404 or 4250.
If you would like to speak to a nurse please call 020 7352 8121 and ask for extension 4337 or 8909.
Lind ward, Level 5, Fulham wing, Royal Brompton Hospital, SW3 6NP
You can also contact Florence and her team of highly skilled nurses, Monday to Friday, 7.30am-3.30pm.