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Information for Inpatients

Who are we
 
Ward 1C is a 20 bedded ward caring for patients with a wide range of eye conditions.  It is open 24 hrs a day, 7days a week and is a Centre of Excellence in the field of Eye Surgery. 
 
Our team consists of highly skilled Health-Care Professionals whose aim it is to reduce anxiety and make the patient’s stay a safe and pleasant one.
 
Ward Manager
 
The ward is managed by Senior Charge Nurse Mary Clark
 
What We Do
 
The majority of our patients are arranged admissions, with the remainder admitted as emergencies from Eye Casualty.
 
The Ward also admits patients from other hospitals for specialised treatment
 
Patients are treated for:
 
Cataracts
Glaucoma
Retinal Detachment
Corneal Graft
Ocular Tumours
Strabismus (squint correction)
Various types of ocular, lid and surgery related to diabetic eye disease are also carried out.
 
Admission Planning Ahead

Before admission it is preferable that patients have a shower and wash their hair.
 
Patients should bring:
 
·       Regular medication in original containers
·       Toiletries
·       Spectacles
·       Small amount of change for newspapers etc
 
No Smoking
                     
The hospital operates a no smoking policy.
If you would like to stop smoking you will be referred to the In Patient Smoking Cessation Service             
 
Infection Control

Ward 1C takes infection control seriously and operates a “bare below the elbows” policy. We also carry out a monthly Hand Hygiene Audit which attains a 90% compliance rate.  We ask that all patients and visitors use the hand gel provided when entering and leaving the ward.
Regular Ward cleanliness inspections are also carried out.  Flowers and plants are discouraged as part of our infection control policy. Patients and visitors can assist by using the Gel provided
 
Going Home 
 
Patients will be seen by a member of the surgeon’s team prior to discharge, and given medication to take at home. Nursing Staff will ensure patients are able to instil eye-drops on discharge.  District Nurse referrals will be made for patients unable to instil their own drops.  Follow up appointments will be sent out to patients by post
 
Hospital Transport
 
Hospital transport is provided for patients who are considered medically unfit, or are medically restricted from travelling by public transport.  Patients are encouraged to ask family members to collect or accompany them on discharge.  We do not provide transport for patients who are fully mobile and able to make their own way home
 

Useful Phone Numbers:  
 
Ward 1C           0141 211 3238/3239
 
Eye Casualty      0141 211  1033  open 9am-4.30pm