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Orthopaedic (Trauma) Ward

COVID-19 - Advice to orthopaedic and trauma patients

Areas covered by Ward 11 are all trauma admissions through A&E. This includes a variety of ages from 16 years upwards. We also cover a wide range of elective Ear, Nose and Throat procedures on Ward 11.

As the road racing capital of the world the Isle of Man hosts the world famous TT races and the Manx GP. This means that for 4 weeks a year Ward 11 deals with a large intake of high velocity injuries from both racers and visitors alike.

The wards keep up to date with education and staff development and have opportunities to pursue a vast range of courses and workshops both on and off the Island. This ensures all patients are treated by caring staff from consultants to health care assistants who are up to date with all the latest developments in nursing orthopaedic and trauma patients.

We have dedicated physiotherapists who hold post op clinics and also rehabilitate the patients on both the elective and trauma wards.

Visiting times

As throughout the hospital but would prefer no visiting at protected mealtimes. Other times by arrangement with senior nursing staff.

Specific information for visitors

Ward 11 is pleased to be participating in the Productive Ward which is helping to reduce waste and promoting best care for their patients.

Patients and visitors/carers are actively encouraged to participate in care while in the hospital and with discharge arrangements.

The average length of stay on Ward 11 is 7 to 10 days for major trauma.

Mobile phones are permitted on the ward and there is also a mobile phone for incoming calls that can be taken to the patient's bedside. Three meals a day are provided. Snacks such as sandwiches, cereal, toast and biscuits are available on request at any time. We do not have facilities for storing food therefore perishable and home cooked foodstuff are discouraged.

We would appreciate if patients had fruit, books etc as opposed to flowers as on a number of occasion's flowers have had to be removed due to the increased number of patients/staff who suffer from hay fever and have allergies. Also there is the risk of pseudomonas (found in vases with cut flowers).

Essential items for family/carer to bring in are toiletries, night wear, loose day clothes and sensible shoes. A list of current medication is also helpful.

Public contact details

Senior sister - wards 11 and 12

Telephone:+44 1624 650248

Ward 11 nursing station

Telephone:+44 1624 650031

Patients mobile phone (incoming calls only)

Telephone:+44 1624 651370

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