D41 is a short stay acute medical ward. It is also the base for the West Midlands Poisons Unit.

The ward has 19 beds which are divided between two separate bays, one for female patients and one for male patients.

Patients are often admitted to D41 from Accident & Emergency or the Medical Assessment Unit, but the ward also accommodates elective patients as well. Patients are expected to stay on D41 no longer than 72 hours before being transferred to a specialist ward or discharged home.

Staff work together to make all patients and their families feel secure and supported. Nurses have enhanced clinical skills and competencies, and manage the care of acute toxicology patients very effectively.

Ward Matron: Emma Ferguson

Acting Senior Sister: Michael Beech

Whilst on D41 patients will be treated by a multi-disciplinary team. This includes consultants, doctors, nurses and health care assistants, as well as physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and speech and language therapists.

Please feel free to share your experience of being on ward D41. Please e-mail swbh.comms@nhs.net

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Although patients on D41 are often admitted from A&E and MAU, where possible they should bring:

  • Any medicines or tablets you take
  • Nightwear
  • Dressing gown and slippers
  • Daywear – tracksuit or comfortable clothes
  • Undergarments
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap and deodorant
  • Bath towel and a flannel or sponge
  • Shaving equipment if appropriate
  • Sanitary products if appropriate

Do not bring:

  • Large amounts of money
  • Valuables such as jewellery
  • Television or radios
  • Alcohol

D41 is on the 1st floor of the main corridor. It is located above MAU (Medical Assessment Unit) and is opposite SAU (Surgical Assessment Unit).

It can be accessed by the stair case outside the entrance to MAU or by the lift located on the main corridor.