Ward 38 is an adult transplant unit which specialises in providing high-dependency care for people before and after transplant surgery for:
- heart and lung
Heart and lung transplant patients
We can help with lung support prior to transplant. We can also help with heart failure requiring a heart assistive device (also known as VAD) or if you are receiving special supportive intravenous medication.
Kidney transplant patients
Staff can provide renal access surgery for peritoneal dialysis and renal replacement therapies are performed including haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and plasma exchange.
Staff you are likely to meet
You will be cared for by a number of different staff including consultant transplant surgeons, chest physicians and nephrologists supported by a team of junior doctors, specialist nurses, nursing and other support staff, dieticians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers and pharmacists.
Ward visiting times
Monday to Friday 2-4pm and 6-8pm
Saturday and Sunday 2-8pm
If the patient has had a transplant it may mean that the same two visitors can only visit during the patient’s stay unless agreed by the nurse in charge.
Children under the age of 3 years of age can not visit the ward. Children under the age of 16 should be arranged in advance with the nurse in charge.
Location of ward
We are in the Institute of Transplantation which is located on the right-hand side of the Freeman Hospital.
Come through the main entrance to the Institute and you will see a large reception desk in the main atrium to your right. When facing the reception desk, the entrance to Ward 38 is straight ahead of you, to the right.
Walk down with the glassed wall of the outdoor courtyard on your right and you will see the entrance to the ward ahead.
Press the entrance button and wait for the doors to open automatically. You will find the nurses’ station when you walk into the ward area.
Tel: 0191 213 7538