Barnes Ward is one of two Medicine for Older People wards and forms part of the Frailty Unit. The other Medicine for Older People ward is Day Lewis Ward.
Barnes Ward comprises of 20 beds. Each bed has a dedicated space for each patient to have a chair, table and locker to store clothing and medications in at their bedside.
Although the ward has both male and female patients the bays are same sex occupancy. We have three bays of five beds and five single occupancy cubicles which are used for a variety of reasons, some of which have their own dedicated bathroom and shower. We do offer separate wash facilities and toilets for male and female patients.
Barnes Ward is located on Level 3 South Wing. If you enter the hospital via South entrance 2, take the lift up to the third floor and follow the corridor round to the right. If you enter via South entrance 1 take the stairs up two flights and round to the right.
The ward is locked to ensure the safety of patients so anyone visiting will need to use the intercom on the left hand side of the door.
A day room is available for patients to use. The day room helps support patients with their recovery and wellbeing with a number of activities organised throughout the week by dedicated day room staff and/or volunteers.
We ask that you bring in any medications you take regularly, any toiletries that you will use and both day and night clothes and shoes as this helps to maintain a routine and sense of day and night whilst in hospital. If you are unable to bring them in with you, then we will ask a family member or friends to bring them in at the next available opportunity.
The ward’s Senior Sister is Michelle Mowlam, who along with her deputy Sisters, Karen Baylis and Sarah- Jane Ridler will be very happy to welcome you to the ward, and follow up any concerns you may have.