Trafford ward is a 16-bed inpatient rehabilitation and three-bed palliative care ward at North Cambridgeshire Hospital, where patients are treated with dignity and respect and can expect to receive from staff high-quality patient-focused care in a friendly environment.

Our palliative care patients and their families are supported and cared for by ward nurses, specialist palliative nurses and consultant, who will assess, plan and implement care on an individual basis.

Our rehabilitation aim is to help patients achieve a level of independence prior to discharge, which is achieved by our team of doctors and nurses, physiotherapist, and occupational therapist, who work with the patient to help them achieve realistic goals.

The visiting hours for relatives, carers and friends are 2pm-4.30pm and 6.30pm-8pm.

The multi-disciplinary ward team undertake a weekly ward round, and hold multi-disciplinary meetings to identify agree and review patients' therapy and health goals.

Day-to-day medical cover is provided Monday to Friday between 2pm and 5pm, by local GPs. The medical team is complemented by a consultant geriatrician.

Referrals are accepted from health/social care professionals to a single point of access on 01353 652135.

Trafford ward provides a community inpatient service, which avoids unnecessary acute hospital admissions and supports facilitated transfer from acute hospitals.

On admission, the multi-disciplinary team include social services, occupational therapists, physiotherapist, nurses and a consultant. They assess patients, identify treatment goals and agree a provisional length of stay. These goals are then reviewed and progress charted at the weekly multi-disciplinary meeting.

Discharge planning starts on admission so that complex issues can be addressed in a timely way. Patients and their families are encouraged to take an active part in planning and working together to achieve the best outcome possible in each individual circumstance. If necessary, referrals are made to other agencies/professionals to support patients on discharge

Contact details

Service Lead: amanda.lilley@cpft.nhs.uk 

Trafford Ward
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
North Cambs Hospital
The Park
Wisbech
Cambs
PE13 3AB

T 01945 488051

Sandra Dade
Lead Nurse
T 01945 488051

The page was last updated on 31 January 2017 by andrea.bateman.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 726789 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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