01754 762 401
|Service Details||Opening Times||Visiting Times|
Monday to Friday,
08:30 to 17:00
|Gloucester Ward||24/7||14:00 to 16:00 and
18:45 to 20:00
|Scarbrough Ward||24/7||14:00 to 16:00 and
18:45 to 20:00
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.
This busy department provides a wide range of services including outpatient clinics that are managed by consultants and registered nurses, phlebotomy (collection of blood supplies) and INR (warfarin - a drug to inhibit blood clots) service and also some minor surgery. Outpatient staff work with a wide range of specialities including:
- 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
- pain clinic
Referral to outpatients is via Choose & Book.
There are two in-patient wards at Skegness Hospital. A 24 bed unit on Gloucester Ward and a 15 bed unit on Scarbrough Ward which includes three palliative care beds (for the relief of the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness).
The hospital supports patients back into the community, and their homes, by working closely with other services. If more specialist care is needed, the hospital staff have an arrangement to transfer patients into more acute care with United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
All health care and social service professionals can admit patients to the wards. There is also a self-referral system on Scarbrough Ward for patients who need specialist care at nearing the end of life.
The ward staff work hard to maintain a close working relationship with community colleagues, carers, patient friends and all those involved in caring for the patient.
Blood testing services are available at Skegness Hospital every day. This is a walk in clinic and the opening hours are:
Monday to Friday 08.30–12.00,
and on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we offer a further afternoon clinic from 13.30–16.00
Lymphoedema is a swelling of the tissues which occurs when fluid builds up due to poor lymphatic drainage. It can involve any part of the body, but is most common in the arms or legs.