John Coupland Hospital
John Coupland Hospital
|Service Details||Opening Times||Visiting Times|
|Combined Outpatient and Surgical Team||Monday to Saturday, 07:30 to 17:30||N/A|
|Scotter Ward||24/7||14:00 to 16:00 and 18:00 to 20:00|
|Blood Testing (Phlebotomy)
||Monday to Friday 08:00-13:00
Wednesday and 13:30-15.30
If you are planning to visit one of our wards, please stay at home if you or your family members have had diarrhoea, vomiting or ‘flu-like’ symptoms in the last four days. This helps us to keep ‘winter vomiting’ or Norovirus away from vulnerable patients and staff who could pass it on. Symptoms of Norovirus include diarrhoea and vomiting and, just like flu, the virus can seriously affect vulnerable patients.
The outpatients department provides a wide range of services including:
- Outpatient clinics that are managed by consultants and registered nurses
- Phlebotomy clinics (collection of blood supplies)
- Anticoagulant service (INR Service) - provides a monitoring service for patients on warfarin, a drug to inhibit blood clots
- Minor surgery
The outpatient staff work with a wide range of specialties including:
- General surgery
- General medicine (treatment for diseases such as asthma, diabetes and arthritis)
- Gynaecology (dealing with the health of the female reproductive system)
- Orthopaedics (injuries and diseases to bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments)
- Ophthalmology (eye problems)
- Urology (male and female urinary tract system and the male reproductive organs)
- Ear, nose and throat
- Orthodontics (dentistry)
Referral to outpatients is via Choose & Book.
Scotter Ward is a nurse led unit with 23 beds. The patients cared for on the ward are aged 18 and above.
Patients may be transferred from an acute hospital because they need a longer stay in hospital to recuperate, from an operation for example, or if they require intensive rehabilitation services. They could also come direct from their home if they are medically stable. Care is also provided on the ward to patients with end of life needs.
A range of staff provide care on the ward including occupational therapists, physiotherapists, nurses and other specialist nurses. Medical cover is provided by GPs and there are also well established links with other medical professionals.
Patients are admitted via the contact centre and can be referred by a GP, nurse practitioner, district nurses, specialist nurses, acute hospital staff and the minor injuries unit.
Surgical Daycare Unit / Theatre
This seven bedded unit provides a range of options for patients undergoing daycare surgery. It also provides tests and investigations to accurately diagnose illnesses and diseases.
The unit works with the theatre suite and the pre-operative care service to deliver high quality patient-focused care from admission assessment to discharge. This includes:
- Orthopaedic surgery (injuries and diseases to bones, muscles, ligaments)
- Gynaecology (female reproductive system)
- Diagnostic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (a procedure that uses a lighted, flexible endoscope to see inside the oesophagus, stomach, and duodenumâ€”the first part of the small intestine)
- Hernia operations under local anaesthetic
Referrals can be made through Choose & Book and are also accepted from GPs and acute hospitals.
The following booklet contains useful information and advice for patients coming in for a procedure under general, regional/local anaesthetic or sedation. The Surgical DayCare Unit has a small friendly team of staff who will care for you before, during and after your procedure. We all hope to make your stay with us as comfortable, relaxed and as pleasant as possible.
Minor Injuries Unit
The minor injuries unit offers fast and modern healthcare to people at a time which suits them. The unit will treat people with minor injuries and illness e.g. sprains, cuts and grazes, broken bones, bites and stings. The minor injuries unit is a nurse led unit and there is no doctor available on site.
You can self-refer to the minor injuries unit. Referrals are also accepted from the ambulance service and Out of Hours Service. No appointment is necessary.
Please note that the minor injuries unit will not treat patients with more serious medical conditions or major injuries. Patients should go to their local Accident & Emergency department or dial 999.
Blood Testing (Phlebotomy)
A blood testing service is available at the hospital and offers a drop in clinic between 8am-1pm Monday to Friday, and 1.30-3.30pm on a Wednesday. Warfarin (a drug to inhibit blood clots) clinics are also held.
British Red CrossThe British Red Cross are on site to offer equipment loans, they also have a shop where you can purchase equipment.
Car Parking is free at John Coupland Hospital.