Ward 18 Discharge Lounge is a nurse led unit comprising of a seated area and bedded bay for patients awaiting transport and medication for discharge.
Ward 18 provides a safe environment for patients discharged from wards, clinics and A&E to wait for transport and medication.
- Supporting wards by organising transport with North West Ambulance Service, private ambulances and hospital taxi where appropriate
- Liaise with families, carers and residential care facilities to ensure successful discharge
- Work with community colleagues on projects to support safe robust discharge
The Discharge Lounge has a mixed sex seated area for patients requiring minimal assistance and single sex bedded areas for dependant patients.
Although patients are discharged from ward areas or A&E the lounge is staffed with qualified nurses and Healthcare Support Workers who will continue to provide high quality care right up until patients leave the unit.