The ophthalmic inpatient ward caters for all eye related health problems, including injury and medical disorders. These medical disorders may involve the eye alone or the eye together with other general medical conditions.
We appreciate that admission to hospital can be very stressful and we try to minimise this process in many ways. The staff on the ward aim to deliver the highest standard of care resulting in the best quality outcome.
We care for our patients and as such, our concerns extend beyond the scope of Ophthalmology.
On the ophthalmic ward patients will find many different members of staff all with specific roles.
The ward matron is Jane Wennen who has a team of consultants, doctors, nurses, health care assistant and a pharmacist. Patients will also see ward clerks and ward service officers.
The ward manager is Gurjit Bhatti and the ward sisters are Sarah McCay and Rehana Khodabukus
There is also input from a social worker, a physiotherapist and a dietician.
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Patients will need to bring with them a list of any current medication they are on and, if possible, the actual tablets. For overnight admissions, patients should bring their own personal toiletries, nightwear, slippers as well as comfortable day wear and shoes.
Patients should NOT bring any valuables or large sums of money.
The ophthalmic inpatient ward is based on the 1st floor of the Birmingham Midland Eye Hospital, which is in the Sheldon Block at City Hospital.