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Ward directory

Our searchable ward directory contains information about our wards, including contact details, location information, visiting hours, names of key ward staff and what you can or cannot bring onto the ward.

To use the directory simply go to the relevant hospital to see a list of all wards. Then click on the name of the ward to see the detail page for this ward. Alternatively you can use the search to find what you are looking for.

Frank Deas/Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU) at St Helier Hospital

Frank Deas/Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU)

  • Specialisation: Surgical ward
  • Location: St Helier Hospital
  • Telephone number: 020 8296 3622


First floor, C block

Postal address to write to patients

Frank Deas/Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU)
St Helier Hospital
Wrythe Lane

Key staff

  • Matron: Nicki Watkins
  • Head of Nursing: Edmund Tabay

Ward routine

  • Ward rounds:

    All patients are reviewed on a daily basis by the consultants team.

  • Medicine rounds: 6am, 8am, 12noon, 2pm, 6pm and 10pm
  • Breakfast: 8am
  • Lunch: 12noon
  • Dinner: 5pm
  • Drinks and snacks are available at other times.

Facilities on the ward

  • Number of inpatient beds: 22
  • Number of bays: 33
  • Number of single bedded rooms: 4 single rooms, all with en-suite toilet and shower
  • Single/mixed sex: This ward is divided so that men and women sleep in different bays and share different bathrooms and toilets. Some patients will have their own bedroom with en-suite bathroom.
  • Hospedia system available:


Visiting the ward and restrictions for visitors

  • Visiting hours: 8am - 8pm
  • Max visitors per bed: 3
  • Mobile phone policy: Using your own laptops or mobile phones is at the discretion of the ward manager and should only be done in consideration of others.
  • Other restrictions for visitors:

    Read more about protected mealtimes (see In the hospital) and privacy and dignity in our hospitals. Please observe the no smoking policy in all hospital buildings and on the hospital grounds (including car parks). 

Restrictions for patients

Additional information

  • Going home:

    Patients will be sent to the discharge lounge from 10am to await hospital transport or to wait for relatives to pick them up.

  • Good to know:

    Frank Deas ward was named after the founder of the hospital.

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