What we do
Paul Wood is a mixed cardiology and cardiac surgery unit, which is dedicated to the care of patients with adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) and for patients undergoing investigations and treatments for other cardiac related diseases.
There are 31 beds on the ward.
Life on the wards
Each bay is single-sex, so you will only be in a room with people of the same sex as yourself. The high dependency unit is a mixed sex ward. However, a nurse is always present and every effort is made to ensure that privacy and dignity is maintained at all times.
The bathroom and toilet facilities are labelled as being for male or female use.
Who you will meet on the ward
Each ward is managed by a ward sister or charge nurse, with the support of the nursing team, who care for the patients alongside the consultant surgeons and their medical teams.
Our nursing staff are experienced in the care of heart and lung surgery patients and many have undertaken specialist courses in this area. Please ask the nursing staff if you have any questions about your surgery or care and they will be pleased to help.
We have student nurses allocated to the wards, but they always work under the supervision of a qualified member of staff. In addition, we also have qualified nurses who are undertaking the specialist cardio-thoracic training course at the hospital, who are also allocated to the ward areas.
We have a clinical practice educator team who assists with the education of the nursing staff. You may see them working alongside members of the nursing team who are caring for you.
Other people you may come into contact with are:
clinical services manager
- pre-admission clinic nurses
clinical practice educators
advanced practitioners - experienced specialist nurses who work as part of the medical team
catering staff and supervisors
domestic staff and supervisors
supporting health professionals including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, dietitians, pharmacists)
- pain management nurse specialists
complex discharge nurse
patient advice and liaison team (PALS)
Matron: Mary Madigan
Charge nurse: Suzanne Roswell
Clinical services manager: Lorraine Campbell
Level 5, Sydney wing, Royal Brompton Hospital, SW3 6NP
Telephone: 020 7351 8598
Visiting times: 1 pm - 7 pm