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Althorp ward


Althorp ward

Contact details

Main telephone numbers: 01604 544410 and 01604 544415

How to find us

Enter the building at the Billing Road entrance and follow the signs for Area S.


Abington ward has 16 beds on the main ward and 2 side rooms.  The ward caters solely for orthopaedic elective surgery (planned operations). The department has a very low rate of MRSA infection and all patients coming through the department are routinely screened for MRSA (swabs taken from nose and groin).

What should I bring to my admission?

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 or large amounts of money into hospital with you as the Trust cannot accept responsibility if these personal items get lost or damaged.oiletries, nightwear, slippers and daywear if appropriate.

In order to reduce the risk of infection we advise that when patient’s are dropped off on the ward that relatives leave the ward promptly.


Visiting hours are 14.00-16.30 then 18.00-20.00 (the staff are very happy though to take telephone enquiries during the course of the day).

Visiting outside of the standard hours must be agreed with the Nurse in Charge.

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.

Where should I park?

The nearest pay & display car parks are Car Park 4 or Car Park 2.

About the team

Ward Sister: Jay Briah

Physiotherapy lead: Phil Homer

Modern Matron: Stacey Cheney (Interim Matron)

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