Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

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Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

Current visiting times

After suspending visiting earlier in the year, we are now able to offer limited visiting to some wards at the discretion of the nurse in-charge.”

Read more on visiting times...


Messages for loved ones and keeping in touch

We recognise the impact that a long stay in hospital can have on families and the importance of maintaining strong communication.  Our ward staff are keeping in touch with patients’ next of kin directly and our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can help pass on personal messages from family and friends.

Read more information about messages for loved ones…

During your stay in hospital you will meet a number of different members of staff.  All members of staff wear name badges, but if you are not sure who someone is or what they do, please feel free to ask them to introduce themselves and explain what they do. 

If you have any questions about your treatment, please ask a doctor or a nurse.

There are lots of opportunities for you to get involved with the Trust, from volunteering to attending our public meetings, our Annual General Meeting or our hospital open day which is held every year.

Hospital Sterilisation and Disinfection Unit

Last updated: 23 March 2021

D level

The Hospital Sterilization & Disinfection Unit (HSDU) is compliant to the ISO 13485 quality standard for Medical Device reprocessing and our decontamination service is made up of two units.  The Sterile Services Department (SSD) reprocesses surgical instruments and accessories for Theatres, wards and some external customers. 

The Endoscopy Decontamination Unit (EDU) that reprocesses flexible endoscopes and accessories for Theatres, Surgical Outpatients and Urology.   

Opening hours

HSDU is a 365-day service (although open for limited hours on Weekends/Bank Holidays):

The Sterile Services Department (SSD): Open 24 hours a day, Monday - Saturday. Saturday-Sunday close at 22:30

The Endoscopy Decontamination Unit (EDU): Open Monday to Friday 07:00am to 19:00pm; limited processing available at other times, subject to SSD staff availability

Where to find us

Lift area 2 at QA Hospital.

Contact information

Our main entrance is located between lift areas 7 and 8 on F Level. 

 

Main Office Tel: 02392 286000 ext 6090

Management Office Tel: 02392 286000 ext 3665

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