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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.

A3 at St Helier Hospital

A3

  • Specialisation: Orthopaedic ward: emergency care for hip and spinal fractures
  • Location: St Helier Hospital
  • Telephone number: 020 8296 2851 / 4723

Location

Third floor, A block

Postal address to write to patients

A3
St Helier Hospital
Wrythe Lane
Carshalton
Surrey
SM5 1AA

Key staff

  • Matron: Nicki Watkins
  • Head of Nursing: Edmund Tabay
  • Ward Manager: Carole Sherrifs
  • Other key staff: Claire Fisher, Senior Sister Caryn Digman and Louise Roche, junior sisters

Ward routine

  • Ward rounds:

    Ward rounds are held every morning from 9am with a consultant. The ortho-geriatric team complete their ward rounds on Monday and Thursday mornings. Please speak to the nurse in charge if you or your family wish to speak to the team and we will try to arrange this for you.

  • Medicine rounds: 6am, 12noon, 6pm and 10pm. Please do not interrupt the nurse during the medicine round.
  • Breakfast: 7.30am, with early morning tea at 6.30am
  • Lunch: 12noon
  • Dinner: 5pm
  • Beverages with meals & 8.30am 10am 2pm 5.30pm 7pm

Facilities on the ward

  • Number of inpatient beds: 23
  • Number of single bedded rooms: 2
  • Single/mixed sex: This ward is divided so that men and women sleep in different bays and share different bathrooms and toilets.
  • Hospedia system available:

    Hospedia, our bedside TV, phone and internet service is available at on all beds.

  • Other facilities: 3 shower rooms 3 toilets 1 rehab gym

Visiting the ward and restrictions for visitors

  • Visiting hours: 2pm - 8pm
  • Max visitors per bed: 2
  • 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:

    All patients will go to the discharge lounge from 9am to wait for own or hospital transport. Hospital transport will only be provided for patients who have a medical reason for it.

  • Good to know:

    Our discharge planning begins the day you are admitted to hospital.

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