Evergreen Unit

Visiting times

  • Evergreen ward operates open visiting

What do I need to bring?

On behalf of the team who will be caring for you we would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Russells Hall Hospital. We aim to make your stay as short and as comfortable as possible.

Medicines

If you are regularly using medication including tablets, inhalers or creams prescribed by your own doctor or medication you buy from your local pharmacy or health food shop or if you have a special card with details of any treatment, please bring them with you during your hospital stay.

On many wards there are now safe drug storage lockers by your bed where we will store your medication during your stay. We will remove any old or unwanted medication and add any newly prescribed medication to your locker while you are in hospital.

This all helps to make sure you receive the best care. If you are unable or not willing to bring in your own medication please bring an up-to-date list of all your regular medication so we can ensure the drug chart at the end of your bed is correct. Bringing your own medication into hospital is very helpful and can reduce the time you wait for your tablets prior to discharge.

Address and telephone number of next of kin

Please bring a note of the name, address and telephone number of your next of kin or closest friend.

Personal Property

Personal toiletries including continence products if used.

Nightdress/pyjamas (for use at night)

Dressing gown

Indoor clothes will be encouraged to wear during the day if you are able to sit out of bed.

Well fitted footwear

Tissues

Towels

Spectacles, hearing aid, walking aids etc.

Single Assessment Folders (SAP)

If you are receiving care and treatment from community and social care staff you may have a Single Assessment Folder (SAP). If so, please bring this to hospital with you.

What NOT to bring with you

Please don’t bring the following into hospital with you:

Alcohol

Tobacco or tobacco products

Outdoor clothing

TV and Radio

Money and valuables

Security

The ward has a controlled access for security reasons so please use the intercom system and when a staff member answers, please speak into the loudspeaker. It is important that you use this system to gain entry and do not enter unannounced if, for instance, the door is open due to someone else leaving. When you and your visitors leave the ward, it is also important that you do not allow entry to others at the same time.

Useful information

This service is available at:
  • Russells Hall Hospital
Where to find us
  • Ground floor, east wing, Russells Hall Hospital, Russells Hall Hospital
Telephone numbers
  • (01384) 456111 (Switchboard)
  • Extension 1993 (Station 1)
  • Extension 4681/4204 (Station 2)
  • Stacey Cole extension 4244 (Lead Nurse)

Service details

Clinical directorate
  • Medicine and Integrated Care
Nursing leads
  • Kaye Sheppard
    Matron
  • Debra Vasey
    Deputy matron
  • Stacey Cole
    Lead nurse