Our team is led by a Nursing Unit Manager. You may also meet the following senior staff who provide clinical support and leadership:
- Clinical Nurse Consultant in gynaecological cancer
- Clinical Midwifery & Nurse Educators.
Your care will be provided by registered midwives and nurses, endorsed enrolled nurses and student midwives and nurses. We are a training hospital that educate, support and supervise students in the provision of care. In addition specialist medical staff, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, and dietitians working on the team to meet your health needs.
Location: Level 4 G block just above the Main Entrance Contact Phone: 8890-6149.
We encourage you to select a contact person to relay information to your family and friends on your progress and wellbeing.
Our ward is open to visitors between 8:am and 8pm every day of the year and outside these times visiting is by agreement with the bedside nurse / midwife and the team leader. Between 8pm and 8am, the doors to the ward will be locked and entry is by pressing the intercom button.
We request that visitors do not attend the ward if they have any signs of a cold or flu or other possible infectious illness. We ask that there are no more than 4 visitors at the bedside at a time and that all children are supervised by an adult visitor at all times.
Refreshments provided in the ward are for patients only and visitors can purchase food and drink on level 2 at the cafeteria or from vending machines outside the ward.
All people that enter the WHW are expected to behave in a respectful and tolerant way. Our patients require quiet and rest to recover and staff require time and space at the bedside to attend to their care.
On admission, you and your carer will be introduced to the staff and given information about the ward and how we will care for you while in hospital. Please let staff know of any special requirements or concerns you have while in our care. Our staff will include you and your carer in our ward bedside handover which is held 3 times a day. During the handover you may like to ask your visitors to leave the room to allow you privacy to discuss your care with the staff.
Handover times are:
7am - 7:30am
2pm - 2:30pm
9:30pm - 10:00pm
We understand how important it is to be home with family so planning for discharge starts from the time you and your doctor decide you should be admitted to hospital. Your length of stay in hospital will be decided by your doctor and discussed with you before admission and again while in hospital. If you have surgery most of your recovery will occur in the comfort of your own home and your hospital stay will be as short as possible.
Please discuss with your doctor what to expect after discharge and alert them to any special concerns you have. This will allow us to organise any necessary support for you before your day of discharge.
On the day of discharge you should arrange for family or friends to collect you by 10am. If your family are unable to collect you by 10am, we will transfer you to the Patient Discharge Unit, located on Level 2 of the University Clinics where you can comfortably wait to be collected.