Telephone: 01604 545982 and 01604 544945
Fax: 01604 544971
How to find us
The nearest car park is car park 1. The lay-by at the South Entrance can be used to drop off and collect patients. Spaces are also available in this area for disabled parking.
From Car Park 1 enter the hospital at the south entrance, and Abington ward is on the right opposite the Medical Records department. Abington ward is located in Area A.
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Abington ward has 24 beds on the main ward and 4 side rooms. The ward caters for orthopaedic trauma patients, especially those with Neck of Femur fractures (broken hips).
Patient with hip fractures are treated under the joint care of a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and a consultant geriatrician. Our objectives are to always try and perform surgery within 36 hours from arrival in the emergency department, or from the time of diagnosis (according to Best Practice standards). Care is delivered by a multi-professional rehabilitation team and part of this includes a fracture prevention assessment (falls and bone health).
Key performance indicators regarding assessment, surgery and outcomes for hip fractures are collated in the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD). The NHFD is a national clinical audit undertaken by the Royal College of Physicians on behalf of the NHS. They collect data on all aspects of the care given to hip fracture patients in England, Wales and Northern Ireland aged 60 and over. This data is fed back to hospitals in a number of ways, including annual reports and online run charts, to allow hospitals to track their performance and to facilitate quality improvements.
National Hip Fracture Database (2017/2018 data for Northampton General Hospital)
What should I bring to my appointment?
Toiletries, nightwear, slippers and daywear are important for your hospital stay. A small amount of money would be helpful for newspapers and confectionery. Please do not bring valuables and large amounts of money into hospital with you as the trust cannot accept responsibility if these personal items get lost or damaged.
Visiting hours are: 14.00-16.30 then 18.00-20.00
Visiting outside of the standard hours must be agreed with the Nurse in Charge.
If you would like to be actively involved in mealtimes with your relative please speak with the ward coordinator.
Please speak to the Nurse in Charge before bringing very young children into the Ward.
Only two visitors are allowed per bed.
Is there anything I shouldn't bring with me?
Flowers are not permitted on the ward.
What should I do once I get to the ward?
If you have any questions or concerns please speak with the Nurse in Charge of your relative or the Ward Co-ordinator.
We have an “It’s okay to ask about your cares and concerns” policy.
About the team
Acting Ward Sister: Leena Samuel
Modern Matron: Stacey Cheney (Interim Matron)