Use of Side Rooms
Side rooms are normally used to nurse patients with particular clinical needs. For example, they may have an infection that could spread if they were nursed on the main ward, or they may need more frequent visitors which could be disruptive to the rest of the ward.
Side rooms are allocated to patients based on their clinical need. Patients can request to be moved into a side room if one is available, but it may not be possible to do so.
All beds on the main ward or in bays have curtains that can be pulled round to provide privacy. Do not disturb signs are hung on these curtains to ensure patients are not interrupted unnecessarily.