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The Princess Elizabeth Hospital in Guernsey and the Mignot Memorial Hospital in Alderney both provide the Islands with medical treatment and care.

PEH

Going into hospital can be a worrying experience, especially for those being admitted for the first time, either as a day patient or for a longer inpatient stay. We hope to do all we can to welcome you and make your time with us as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

This information is to help you understand the procedures involved and to minimise worries. It briefly describes the life of the hospital and how your medical care is provided. It also explains the arrangements you will need to make for going home.

If you wish to pay any bills issued by HSC (for example a bill for treatment provided in the Emergency Department) the Cashiers Office  (situated opposite the Porter's Lodge at the PEH) is open between 9 am and 12 noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Payments can be made by way of cash, cheque, debit or credit card.

  • Your GP, The Medical Specialist Group (MSG) and Specialist Health

    • YOUR GP - THE GATEWAY TO SPECIALIST CARE
    • The first indication that you may need hospital treatment will come from your GP, who will refer you to a Consultant at the Medical Specialist Group (MSG), which has departments of medicine, surgery (including ophthalmology), anaesthetics, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology.
    • Between them, the consultants provide the majority of medical services, including surgery, undertaken at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital (PEH).
    • Patients are referred to UK hospitals only for treatment not available locally. Consultants working in the MSG are appointed on the same criteria, as are UK consultants.
    • THE MEDICAL SPECIALIST GROUP (MSG)
    • Your Consultant will decide whether or not hospital treatment is necessary and, if so what form it should take. He/she will also explain what alternative treatments, if any are available and what these may entail.
    • DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK QUESTIONS
    • At the MSG, patients are encouraged to ask as many questions as they wish about their proposed treatment before they enter hospital - a separate leaflet is provided to assist with this process and a practice nurse is available to give information about a wide range of procedures.
    • The Consultants at the MSG consider that it is every patient's right to know why their visit to hospital is considered necessary and what it is likely to involve, not only in terms of medical care, but also in terms of how long they are likely to be in hospital and how long it is likely to be before they make a full recovery.
    • ADVICE ON COSTS AND METHODS OF PAYMENT FOR PRIVATE AND NON-CONTRACT PATIENTS.
    • A free and confidential financial counselling service is provided by MSG for patients concerned about the costs of private or non-contract treatment. Tel 235543.
    • SPECIALIST HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME
    • The Specialist Health Insurance Scheme is a statutory scheme through which residents of Guernsey, Alderney, Herm and Jethou may receive specialist care and treatment free of charge. Everyone who normally lives in Guernsey, Alderney, Herm and Jethou has been registered for the payment of contributions at the Committee for Employment and Social Security is covered. Children, including babies, are covered if a least one parent or other adult with whom the child lives is registered for payment of contributions.
    • The scheme has two main parts relating to the admission to the PEH.
    • 1. A contract between the States and the MSG covering the costs of specialist consultations, treatments. Operations and procedures at the MSG premises and the PEH.
    • 2. A contract between the States and the Guernsey Physiotherapy Group (GPG), covering inpatient physiotherapy treatment in the PEH, if it is indicated as part of the specialist procedures.
    • Note: Sark residents are not covered by the scheme.
    • This scheme does not cover cosmetic surgery, assisted reproduction (IVF) or sterilisation (unless there is a valid clinical need), dentistry or GP consultations, or treatment at the Accident and Emergency department or Primary Care Centre. Patients with private medical cover for specialist treatment may choose to consult the MSG, either privately or under the States scheme. It must be established before treatment starts, exactly how the treatment is funded. Inpatients who choose to see their Specialist privately or as a non contract patient will be responsible for meeting both the specialists' medical fees and full private charges made by the Committee for Health & Social Care, in respect of Victoria Wing accommodation or as a private patient on a general ward. They will also be charged separately for physiotherapy treatment and for radiology and pathology services. Following your operation or treatment, you will be visited daily by your consultant and/ or other members of the team, to ensure your recovery is progressing well. This will entail a single daily clinical care fee which covers these visits and provides a specialist to be available should you require alterations to your treatment. Those patients being treated under the contract will not be charged for these visits.
    • For information on consultants charges, please contact the MSG accounts department tel 238565.
    • For information relating to hospital charges please contact the HSC Finance Department on tel: 725241.
  • Information about you

    • During your stay we will ask you for information about yourself to ensure you receive the care you need. This information will be kept together with details of your care because it may be needed for future care. You may be receiving care from other people, such as the MSG. So that we can all work together for your benefit we may need to share information about you. We only ever use or share information about you if people have a genuine need for it. Your relatives, carers and friends will only be kept up to date with the progress of your treatment if you request that this is done.
    • If at any time you would like to know more about how we use your information, you can speak to the nurse responsible for your care or to the Data Protection and Information Management Officer Tel 725241 ext 4417. Everyone who works for The Committee for Health & Social Care is required to keep information about you confidential. 
  • Operation Postponements

    • We always aim to deliver your planned operation/admission on the date you were given. It is, unfortunately, occasionally necessary to re-arrange the date due to the hospital experiencing a shortage of staffed beds, or an outbreak of infectious disease, or very high levels of emergency cases. We always tries to give as much notice as is possible in these cases but sometimes, obviously, it will be at short notice.
    • We apologise if this should occur and will try and re-book your admission as soon as we can at a mutually agreed time.
  • Preparing for Hospital

    • Your stay in hospital will have been planned in advance. Arrangements will have been made for your treatment or operation and the staff will be ready to help settle you in.
    • Very occasionally, however, due to emergency admissions or other urgent medical problems, we may have to postpone your planned admission. This will only happen if absolutely necessary and we will let you know as soon as we can. If this should occur, another admission date will be arranged for you as soon as possible.
    • If possible, arrange for a relative or friend to bring you into hospital and report to your allocated ward. It is helpful if they can wait until you are admitted and take home any clothing or property that you won't need during your stay.
    • A parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of 16.
    • What to bring with you:
      • Night clothes and dressing gown
      • Slippers
      • Day clothes
      • Loose clothing (especially if you are having a knee or hip operation or having your gallbladder removed)
      • Handkerchiefs
      • Toothbrush and toothpaste
      • Soap
      • Shaving kit
      • Shaver with adaptor if appropriate
      • Brush/comb
      • Any other personal toiletries
      • Medication
      • Spectacles
      • Hearing aid
      • Wet wipes
    • Patients having hip or knee surgery should bring in loose/comfortable clothing to wear in the post -operative period.
    • You may wish to bring other useful items such as money for newspapers, coins for the payphone, non-alcoholic drinks, reading materials etc.
    • Patients in hospital for lengthy stays are advised to have personal items of clothing labelled - ward staff are able to arrange this with the hospital sewing room.
    • Medicines
    • We will need to know exactly what medication you have been taking at home. Please bring all medication with you and hand it to the nursing staff. These will be returned to you on discharge, unless they are no longer required.
    • What not to bring into hospital
    • Alcohol - unless permission has been given by your Dr.
    • Please note - Mobile phones cannot be used on wards or other clinical areas, but may be used elsewhere. Mobile phones may not be charged in the hospital.
    • Valuables
    • Please avoid bringing large sums of money or items of value into hospital with you. If it is necessary to bring these, please inform the nurse in charge who will arrange for immediate safe storage and provide you with a receipt. The Committee for Health & Social Care cannot accept liability for any loss or damage to property you bring in unless it has been handed in for safekeeping and you have a receipt.
    • Please appreciate that valuables can only be retrieved from safekeeping Monday to Friday 9.30 to 12.30 and 14.00 to 16.00h.
    • How to get into hospital
    • Bus stops are situated at the main hospital entrance. Bus timetables can be obtained from the Porters Lodge if required. Taxis can be ordered by the Porters on request. Bus routes for the PEH can be found online at buses.gg.
    • If you plan to arrive by car, please arrange for someone to drive you directly to the main hospital entrance and to collect you when you leave.
    • If you require special transport to bring you to hospital, ambulance transport may be arranged by MSG. This transport is free to those with valid St John Ambulance & Rescue membership, otherwise standard charges will apply.
    • Car parking
    • There are 3 car parking zones:
    • White zones - for all users (including staff)
    • Red zones - for visitors/service users only
    • Blue zone - short term (half hour) parking
    • There are designated disabled spaces near the main hospital entrances. Please do not park in spaces likely to obstruct emergency vehicles access.
    • Notes for disabled drivers
    • The hospital provides access and facilities for disabled visitors and wheelchair users at the three main hospital entrances. Visitors who require assistance are asked to report to the Porters Lodge inside the main entrance, where a porter is available to help. Toilet facilities for disabled/ wheelchair users are situated on:
    • Level 1 main foyer near porters lodge.
    • Level 1 next to the children's dental service.
    • Level 1 Le Vauquiedor entrance, near the shop.
    • Level 2 corridor towards De Sausmarez ward.
    • Level 2 Accident & Emergency/outpatients department.
    • Notes for those with hearing difficulties
    • Volunteer sign interpreters are available to assist those with hearing difficulties. Please speak to the nurse in charge if you need this service.
    • Arriving at the hospital
    • When you were given details of your appointment you will have received a letter asking you to report to the porters lodge at a given time. When you report, you will be given directions to the ward. Wheelchair/assistance is available on request.
    • When you reach the ward, a member of the ward team will show you to your bed and help you settle in. You will be provided with a plastic identity band with your name on and it is essential that you wear this at all times whilst in hospital.
  • Whilst in Hospital

    • Delivery of care
    • Whilst in hospital you will be cared for by a team of nurses with one qualified nurse being responsible for planning your care. All care planned will be discussed with you, and you are encouraged to ask any questions relating to this care.
    • Mealtimes and beverages
    • All meals and beverages are provided by the catering department at the PEH. Special dietary needs are catered for.
    • 7.00 hot/cold drink
    • Breakfast is served from 7.30 to 8.00, with a choice of cereal, cooked or continental breakfast and beverage.
    • 10.00 hot/cold drink
    • Lunch is served from 11.45 to 12.15 with a choice of main courses, vegetarian options, dessert and beverage.
    • 15.00 hot/cold drink
    • Supper is served from 17.30 to 18.00 with a choice of main courses, vegetarian options, dessert and beverage.
    • 20.00 hot/ cold drink
    • Visitors may use the restaurant facilities located in the Gloucester Room on level 2 of the hospital.
    • The Wards
    • Men and women are treated on the same wards but in different areas to protect privacy. On occasions, it may be necessary to move you from one section of the ward to another. We regret this disruption, but it does ensure that we can care for patients in the most appropriate places within the ward.  For further information of the wards please see below.
  • Gloucester Room (Canteen)

    • The Canteen is situated on Level two, here you can purchase snacks and hot meals 7 days a week.  Please see below for opening times,
      • For snacks: 7.30am - 5.30pm & 6pm - 7.30pm
      • Breakfast: 7.30am - 10.45am
      • Lunch: 12pm - 1.45pm
      • Dinner: 6pm - 7.30pm
  • Maternity (Loveridge Ward)

    • The staff on Loveridge Ward at the PEH are aware that the arrival of a new baby is a special occasion for every mother and will do their best to ensure that both you and your baby receive the best possible care.
    • You will find that this 17 bedded ward with its own separate delivery suite will provide a restful environment for both your ante-natal and post-natal care.  The neo-natal intensive care unit (NICU) forms part of Frossard Ward and has 3 cots for premature or unwell babies.
    • Location: We are located on Level 3.
    • Visitors:  The Loveridge Ward welcomes no more than three visitors at a time between 3.30-4.30pm and 6.30-7.30pm.
    • If you are uncertain or worried about anything before or after your baby is born, please do not hesitate to ask the midwifery staff or specialist who will be more than happy to answer your queries.
    • For further information please see our Maternity site.
  • Children (Frossard Ward)

    • Children are admitted to Frossard Ward, which is a 9 bedded ward comprising of bays containing beds and also single rooms. Should parents wish to stay the night with their children, facilities are available and the nurse in charge will be happy to arrange this for you.
    • Children up till the age of 18th birthday can be admitted to the ward; a child between the ages 16 and 18 who are deemed to be "Gillick competent" will be offered the choice of being nursed on an adult or children's ward.
    • Location: We are located on Level 3.
    • Visiting: Visiting hours are normally before 8am and must end by 8pm. This is to ensure that children can have adequate rest, after this time only parents may visit, however we recognise that visiting must be flexible.
    • Pre-admission club
    • To help you and your child understand what will happen during their admission, and to help relieve any anxiety, you and your child are welcome to attend a pre-admission club. These are held on alternate Saturday afternoons on Frossard Ward. Please ring the ward if you would like to attend the club.
    • Admission procedure
    • On admission your nurse will ask you some questions about your child's usual routines and methods of coping. Some of the questions may seem irrelevant to the immediate problem but they help us to know you and your child and to identify their nursing needs while in hospital.
    • What your child may need in hospital
    • If your child has a special toy or cuddly, please bring it into hospital. It doesn't matter how old it is, it will remind them of home and give them a sense of security. If your child is expected to stay overnight, please bring clothes and toiletries.
    • Adolescent facilities
    • Patients up to the age of 16 will be admitted to Frossard Ward. Rooms are available to suit this age group.
    • Security
    • Access to Loveridge and Frossard wards is restricted to appropriate nursing, medical staff and porters (who are all issued with a security pass). All other staff and visitors need to press a button at the door in order to gain access, and are also required to inform a member of staff when they wish to leave.
    • For reasons of confidentiality, please respect other patients' privacy, and do not ask about other children on the ward.
    • Balloons
    • Because helium balloons contain a combustible gas, only one per cot/bed is permitted on the ward.
    • At home
    • Most children settle down quickly following a stay in hospital, but occasionally a child may become upset, especially if they have been in hospital a long time. Their routine may be disrupted and they may wake at night and need more comforting than usual. This is part of the emotional response to being in hospital. With patience, love and reassurance, things will settle back to normal before long.
    • Liaison health visitor
    • A Liaison health visitor visits the ward twice a week and takes details of all admissions under 5 years old. If your child is under five then your own health visitor will be informed that they are in hospital.
    • Liaison social worker
    • A liaison social worker visits the monthly. If you would like to speak to her about anything, please ask a nurse for details.
    • Paediatric community nurse
    • The paediatric community nurse visits the ward daily and will take details of your child's admission; you will be informed if she intends to visit you at home following discharge.
    • Isolation rooms
    • Your child may need to be nursed in isolation. This will mean that your child is unable to leave their room. It will also mean that you and other family members are unable to use other ward facilities, such as the pay phone, playroom or kitchen, however the walkabout phone may be taken into their room if they wish to make a call. The nurse caring for your child will be happy to make drinks if asked.
    • Tears at visiting time
    • It is quite natural for your child to be upset and cry when you leave, but do not let this put you off visiting. Your visit will reassure your child that they have not been abandoned. It is far better to cry than to bottle up feelings of fear, loneliness and resentment.
    • Saying goodbye
    • When you have to leave, say goodbye and be sure to tell him/her that you will come back again. When you leave please do not say that you are going just for a few minutes, or try to slip away unnoticed.
    • Visiting arrangements
    • Parents, grandparents and siblings are welcome to visit at any time. Other visitors please talk to the nurses to agree the best time to visit (avoiding ward rounds or treatments).
    • Please speak to the nurse in charge if these arrangements are unsuitable. Adolescents may have visitors up to 21.00h at the discretion of the nurse in charge.
    • Don't be afraid to ask questions
    • If you have any questions or concerns please speak to a member of staff either pre-admission or while your child is in hospital. Telephone Frossard ward on 725241
  • Victoria Ward

    • Victoria Ward is a private ward within the PEH, comprising of 19 private rooms.  Sometimes these beds will be used for general patients, this is based on the patients clinical needs.
    • As a private patient, the following facilities and services will be available to you:
      • A private room with telephone, radio, TV and en-suite bathroom.
      • Daily English newspaper and a Guernsey press delivered to your room.
      • A ward chef who will visit you before each mealtime to take your order from the "a la carte" menu. However should you require any refreshments throughout the day a full service is available. Should the menu not be to your liking, the chef will be happy to prepare you an alternative meal. Visitors may also be served with meals or snacks; these will be charged to your account.
    • Location: We are located on Level 3.
    • Visiting: Visitors are welcome anytime from 11am till 9pm.
    • For further information regarding admission to Victoria Wing, please contact the Switchboard on 725241, The Operational Manager on ext 4106, or the Private Patient Liaison Officer via 725241.
  • De Sausmarez Ward

    • De Sausmarez Ward is a 15 bedded orthopaedic ward. We specialise in orthopaedic surgery including elective hip, knee or shoulder surgery. We also care for people with spinal and traumatic bony injuries.
    • We advise that if you are having surgery on your hip, knee or shoulder, that you bring loose clothing to wear for when you are discharged from the ward.
    • Phone number - 725241 ext: 4280.
    • Location: We are located on Level 2.
    • Visiting: The De Sausmarez Ward welcomes no more than three visitors at a time between 3.00-8.00pm.
  • Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

    • The Critical Care Unit is made up of seven beds.  We care for a Mixture of Intensive Care and High Dependency patients.
    • Infection Control: All visitors are asked to de-contaminate their hands with the hand sanitizer before entering the unit.  Visitors are also asked not to sit on patients beds.  No fresh flowers are allowed on the unit due to infection risk, but cards and photographs are always welcome.
    • Contacting us:  Naturally, relatives and friends will want to know their relatives progress.  It is helpful if one person telephones for a daily update and passes information on, allowing us to focus on the care of your loved one.  We are willing to share information with relatives but we have an obligation to protect patient confidentiality.  Therefore this will only be done with prior agreement from the patient and or designated next of kin.  You should discuss this with your nurse.
    • Location: We care located on Level 2.
    • Visiting:  All visitors are requested to ring the bell and wait for someone to answer the door before entering the unit.  Visiting times are flexible although we do have a patient rest period between 1pm and 3pm where we request you don't visit.  Visitors are restricted to two at a bedside.  We have some overnight relative's facilities if required, please speak to the nursing staff.
    • Personal items:  We ask that when admitted to the Unit you bring the following items with you.
      • Liquid soap/body wash
      • Deodorant
      • Shaving items
      • Toothbrush and toothpaste
      • Comb/hairbrush.
    • Disposable cloths are provided so please do not bring in flannels.  Patients are dressed in a hospital gown in order for care to be provided more efficiently.  We recommend that valuable items are taken home.
    • For further information please see our Critical Care Unit Information Leaflet which is located in the Downloads.
  • Acute Medical Care (Carey Ward)

    • The Carey Ward is the only acute medical ward within the Princess Elizabeth Hospital and comprises 23 beds.  Within Carey Ward, there is a 3-bedded observation bay.  This area will be used for patients requiring more detailed observation or intervention or those stepping down from higher levels of care.
    • Most patients admitted to Carey Ward will come in via the Emergency Department but we also receive medical patients from other wards and the Bulstrode Oncology Unit will also directly admit patients to us.
    • Carey Ward provides care for a very diverse range of medical specialities including:
      • Acute Medical
      • Stroke Care
      • Respiratory
      • Oncology
      • Endocrinology
      • Renal
      • Gastro
      • Neurology
      • Palliative Care
      • Cardiology
      • Diabetes
    • Location: We care located on Level 2.
    • Visiting Hours: 3.00-5.00pm & 6.30-8pm (please note that if relatives are helping to feed a patient they can stay during the tea time period (5.00-6.30pm) and they can also go in at lunchtime if assisting with feeding a patient).
  • Brock Ward

    • Brock Ward is an 18 bedded mixed surgical ward comprising of both bays and single en suite rooms. We specialise in a diverse range of surgery including Colorectal, Vascular, ENT, Gynaecology, Urology and Breast surgery. We also at times care for medical patients, based on clinical need.
    • Brock ward is proud to be a teaching ward and we have a range of learners. These learners will be supervised at all times by a trained member of staff, but if you would rather they not be involved in your care please make the nurse looking after you aware.
    • On Brock we also provide a television for your use in each bed space and it is advisable to bring headphones for these. We also provide free Wi-fi for all patients.
    • Admission Procedure
    • Most patients admitted to Brock Ward will come in as an elective admission or via the Emergency Department, but we also receive patients from other wards or off island.
    • If you are being admitted for surgery it is important that you follow the fasting guidelines provided by your anaesthetist, as this can affect your ability to have surgery. As a general rule we advise that you stop eating (or chewing gum) 6 hours before your admission time and you can have water up to 2 hours before admission time.
    • On admission to the ward you will be shown to your bed space and the nurse caring for you will ask you some questions and complete the admission paperwork. If you are being admitted for surgery the nurse will provide you with a gown and inform you of an estimated theatre time. As you can appreciate these times are only estimates and may change. If you have any questions regarding your operation please speak to the nurse.
    • Enhanced Recovery
    • On Brock Ward we promote the concept of enhanced recovery which is an evidence based approach that helps people recover more quickly after surgery. Key principles in ensuring that we get you back to your full health as quickly as possible include:
      • Eating well in the build up to you surgery
      • Being physically active before your operation
      • Giving up or cutting down smoking and alcohol will help to reduce the risk of developing complications
      • Staying active post-surgery you may walk to the operating theatre and you will be encouraged to get out of bed and walk post operation
      • Eating and drinking after the surgery
    • Discharge
    • On the day of discharge we will endeavour to get you ready for collection by lunchtime. It is important that on admission you inform the nurse admitting you of any factors that may delay your discharge.
    • The nurse discharging you will arrange any follow up appointments you require as well as ensuring that you are happy with any wounds you may have. If you require a sick note please inform the nurse on admission.
    • We Value Your Review on Our Service
    • Your views are important to us.
    • If you wish to comment on any aspect of your care or treatment, you can speak to the nurse in charge or request to speak to the ward sister.
    • For further information regarding admission to Brock Ward please contact the ward on 725241 and ask for extension 4917.
    • Visiting Times: 3:00pm -08:00pm. We welcome visitors to the ward within these times but suggest no more than two visitors at any one time. If visiting times are difficult for your relatives, please talk to the nurse in charge of the ward.
    • Location: We are located on Level 2.
  • Day Assessment Unit

    • The DAU provides a comprehensive geriatric assessment for patients with complex healthcare needs this includes a falls assessment and treatment programme. We also offer support for patients with chronic long term conditions, including facilitating the neurology MDT. The unit also provides an IV outpatient service. We meet weekly with the Community Rapid Response Team and work closely with them to try and prevent hospital admissions for their patients. The Unit provides outpatient facilities for local & visiting clinical staff such as Neurologist, neuropsychology, pain clinic.
    • Contact Tel: 01481 725241 ext 4073.
  • Day Patient Unit

    • Our aim is to make your stay, however short, as comfortable as possible.
    • Coming into our Day Patient Unit enables you to come in and go home again on the day of your procedure. The Day Patient Unit is located within the PEH and has its own designated entrance with parking directly opposite. Wheelchair access is available through the Accident and Emergency Department which is on the same level as the Day Patient Unit. If you have a disability or any special requirements, please let us know in advance so that we can help you.
    • Although our maximum bed number is 18, many of the procedures we offer do not require you to be in a bed, and we offer two waiting rooms for ambulant cases.
    • We are open from 7.30 a.m. for patients and close at 7.30pm.
    • We are strongly committed to enabling everyone to go home on the same day but occasionally it is necessary to advise people to stay overnight as an in-patient to recover sufficiently to be able to travel home. If you have difficulty with making any arrangements concerning your stay, please let us know and we will try to help. As we are unable to offer crèche facilities, please try to make your own child care arrangements.
    • Visiting
    • Due to very limited space and the short nature of your visit, we need to limit our number of visitors. Patients are allocated to a space and separated according to gender. However, if you have been accompanied, your visitor may sit with you in the Reception area. Elsewhere in the department in the interest of patient care, privacy and dignity, visiting to the ward bays and waiting rooms is entirely at the discretion of the nurse-in-charge. Exceptions can be made in special circumstances, for example:
      • Severe anxiety
      • For people with mental health problems
      • For vulnerable adults
      • All children need to be accompanied for most of their stay
    • The Department offers a variety of procedures including surgical, medical investigations, X-Ray, and Endoscopy. Some procedures for those attending Day Patient Unit are performed within the department, whilst others are in the main theatre, X-Ray, or Endoscopy.
    • If you have any questions, please contact us on telephone 725241 extension 4493.
  • Outpatient Department

    • The Outpatient Department at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital Guernsey is situated next to the Emergency Department.
    • The Outpatient Department is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 5.30pm and is closed on Bank Holidays.
    • The Department consists of Nurses, Plaster Technicians and Clinic Coordinators.
    • All patients receive clinic appointments, either by post, telephone or following previous treatments. The clinic appointment times are approximate.
    • If you have a query about your appointment then you can call the Hospital telephone number 01481 725241 and ask to be connected to one of the following extension numbers:
      • Fracture Clinic - 4664
      • Plaster Room - 4641
      • Phototherapy Clinic - 4361
      • Clinic Coordinator - 4101
      • Rheumatology nurse clinic - 4441
    • Patients are referred to the Outpatient Department Clinics from:
    • Accident & Emergency Department
    • General Practitioner
    • Medical Specialist Group
    • Following Surgery
    • Other Consultant Clinics
    • There are several Consultant Clinics held within the Department, which include:
    • Orthopaedic Fracture Clinic
    • Rheumatology Clinic
    • Dermatology Clinic
    • Haematology Clinic
    • Diabetic Foot Clinic
    • There are also several Nurse led Clinics which are held within the Department and these include:
    • Dressing Clinics
    • Rheumatology Clinics
    • Colorectal Clinics
    • Haematology Clinics
    • Phototherapy Clinics
    • Iontopherosis Clinics
    • Pain Management Clinics
  • Rheumatology

    • Rheumatology is a multidisciplinary branch of medicine which deals with the investigation, diagnosis and management of patients with musculoskeletal disorders. There are over 200 recognised conditions and they can be soft tissue rheumatism, inflammatory arthritis and other inflammatory disorders.  Rheumatic diseases can affect both genders and at any age.
    • The assessment of a patient with a suspected inflammatory disorder condition is completed by a Rheumatology Consultant. The clinical assessment process includes a physical examination, specific blood investigations and radiology examinations.
    • The Rheumatology service available to the Bailiwick of Guernsey is supported by:
      • Visiting Rheumatology Consultants from Southampton General Hospital
      • Clinical Nurse Specialist based at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital
    • The Rheumatology Consultants visit the Princess Elizabeth Hospital each month and conduct regular clinics in the Outpatient Department.
    • The Rheumatology Clinical Nurse Specialist clinics include:
      • Nurse led Rheumatology Clinics
      • Rheumatology Telephone Clinics
      • Injection Education Clinics
      • Biologics Therapy Clinics
    • Rheumatology Telephone Advice Line Service - Telephone number 01481 707661
    • Contacts:
    • Rheumatology Nurse Specialist:
    • Eve Warrington, Outpatient Department, Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Guernsey, GY4 6UU.
    • Tel 01481 707661
    • eve.warrington@gov.gg
    • Useful Link
    • Arthritis Research UK www.arthritisresearchuk.org
  • Mignot Memorial Hospital

    • Since 1975 the States of Guernsey have been responsible for providing a range of health & social care services in Alderney, mainly based at the 22 bedded Mignot Memorial Hospital (MMH). Services on Alderney are provided through a combination of The Committee for Health & Social Care, States of Alderney, and voluntary services.
    • The Mignot Memorial Hospital is the centre for all nursing care, being the only nursing establishment on the island. Medical care within the MMH is provided by General Practitioners from the Islands Medical Centre. Following an extensive £6.2 million redevelopment of the MMH from 2005 to 2008, the Hospital now consists of 22 beds, treatment, outpatient, and digital x-ray facilities.
    • Nursing staff from the hospital also provide care for patients in the community that are unable to attend the hospital, or medical practice, for regular dressings or other nursing procedures. Nursing staff are also required to escort patients on air transfers to the PEH in Guernsey.
    • Visiting specialists from the Guernsey Medical Specialist Group, and other Health Professionals from The Committee for Health & Social Care, visit Alderney regularly to carry out clinics at the MMH, and within the community. It is hoped that the development of video conferencing equipment facilities will further enhance services provided.
    • One of the key benefits of working in a small community Hospital, such as the MMH, is the high level of teamwork between all medical, nursing and support staff. This leads to a real sense of working together with a common aim to provide the best care possible for our patients.
    • For more information on Mignot Memorial Hospital please refer to the 'MMH Patient Handbook' which is available in the downloads section of this page.
    • Contact
    • Mignot Memorial Hospital, Crabby, Alderney, GY9 3XY, Channel Islands
    • Tel: 01481 822822 (Nursing) or 01481 824415 (Administration)

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