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Beacon Ward (Renal Unit) at St Helier Hospital

Beacon Ward (Renal Unit)

  • Specialisation: Day case or more complex renal surgery. Nephrology patients, including haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and transplantation patients. We can provide acute haemodialysis at the patient's bedside.
  • Location: St Helier Hospital
  • Telephone number: 020 8296 4841 / 4842

Location

Ground floor, G block

Postal address to write to patients

Beacon Ward (Renal Unit)
St Helier Hospital
Wrythe Lane
Carshalton
Surrey
SM5 1AA

Key staff

  • Matron: Theresa Breslin
  • Head of Nursing: Susie Mallinder
  • Ward Manager: Deborah Evans

Ward routine

  • Ward rounds:

    Renal specialist registrars and senior house officers are on the wards daily from 8.30am. The ward is managed by a named consultant. Consultant ward rounds usually take place during the afternoon, generally Monday, Wednesday and Friday (this is variable).

  • Medicine rounds: 8am, 12noon, 6pm, 10pm
  • Breakfast: 7.30am - 8.30am
  • Lunch: 12noon - 1pm
  • Dinner: 5pm - 6pm

Facilities on the ward

  • Number of inpatient beds: 12
  • Number of bays: 2 six-bedded male or female bays, 1 two-bedded bay and 5 single rooms (4 ensuite)
  • Number of single bedded rooms: 5
  • 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 and bathroom.
  • Hospedia system available:

    No

  • Other facilities: Isolation room 2 shower rooms 4 toilets (including access for disabled patients) 1 common TV in each bay

Visiting the ward and restrictions for visitors

  • Visiting hours: 2pm - 8pm daily. If any relative or friend would like to attend the ward to help with feeding this is welcomed during meal times.
  • Mobile phone policy: Mobile phones are not encouraged to be used at the bedside.
  • Other restrictions for visitors:

    Children are admitted at the discretion of the ward manager.

    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

  • What you cannot bring or use at this ward:

    Please do not bring valuables or large amounts of money onto the ward. 

Additional information

  • Going home:

    We make sure that each patient is being informed about their future needs for dialysis as appropriate and any future investigations, including any post-procedure requirements.

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