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Scotia In-Patient Ward

Scotia Ward for Rheumatology In-patients is located on the ground floor of the new Haywood Hospital building. The ward has 10 inpatient beds and is managed by 2 Rheumatologists, 2 Registrars an SHO and a junior doctor. There is a team of 24 nurses/healthcare staff.

A physiotherapist and an occupational therapist see all patients on the ward. All patients have access to the chiropodist also.

Please read through the following questions for more information on Scotia In-patient ward, click on the question to reveal the answer.

What are the visiting times?

Monday to Friday - 6.00 - 8.30 pm
Weekends and bank holidays - 2.00 - 4.00 pm and 6.00 - 8.30pm

We ask that not too many people visit the patient at once, preferably 2 visitors at a time.

What should I bring?

  • Day clothes
  • Nightclothes
  • Reasonable footwear for physiotherapy
  • Toiletries
  • Tablets
  • Swimming costume if hydrotherapy is advised.

When are mealtimes?

We aim to cater for all different dietary requirements. Please inform the nurse if this applies to you so advance arrangements can be made.

Breakfast - 8.20am
Lunch - 12.20pm
Supper - 5.20pm

All mealtimes are protected, this mean no visiting is permitted during mealtimes.

What happens on the ward?

When you first arrive you will be seen by a nurse and doctor, will be provided with a cup of tea and helped to settle down.

Whilst on the ward you will be invited to participate in-group physiotherapy sessions, art therapy sessions and joined meals in our dining room. There is also a hairdresser.

Hand washing and hygiene

We aim to keep our hygiene standards very high. We ask that visitors use the hand wash provided and do not sit on the beds.