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Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Thomas Drive, L14 3PE
Switchboard: 0151 600 1616

Mulberry Ward

Ward Manager Contact Details

Julie Cartwright


Telephone: 0151 600 1918

Ward Telephone: 0151 600 1908

Email: Julie.Cartwright2@lhch.nhs.uk


Our Patients

Mulberry Ward provides care for pre-operative cardiac surgical and thoracic patients, and also looks after post-operative cardiac patients awaiting discharge. Mulberry Ward also has a discharge lounge situated on the ward which is open 9am until 8pm. Please note that the opening hours are Monday-Friday, 9-4pm. 

The nursing staff work in teams that look after different groups of patients on the ward. At the start of every shift you can expect the nurses who will be looking after you to come and introduce themselves. 

Mulberry Ward has 12 side rooms, five of which have their own en-suite bathrooms.


Special Instructions for Patients

Due to limited storage facilities please only bring with you requested items and all current medication including inhalers if used.


Family Information

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital operates an open door policy for family and friends. This means that wherever possible, we welcome you spending time with your loved ones when it is convenient for you. 

While we know that patients need rest, we also believe that having loved ones nearby, while they are in hospital, often makes them more comfortable and speeds up their recovery. 

As a family member, carer or friend of a patient, we know that your needs are also important, especially during this often stressful time. We want you to feel part of their journey through our hospital and be as involved in their care as you would like to be. 

There may be times when we may ask you to leave, for example, during medical procedures or emergencies. However if this is necessary, we would discuss it with you at the time. 

Visitors are requested to wash their hands or use the alcohol gel when entering and leaving the ward. For reasons of patient safety we kindly request that there are no more than 3 visitors to a bed at any one time.


Patient Catering 

Patients in hospital are served three meals (with a choice of hot or cold dishes) and numerous drinks throughout the day.
We cater for patients who require diets for medical, religious or cultural reasons. Please inform the ward staff as soon as possible so this can be arranged. 

It is not unusual for people to lose their appetite when they are unwell, this may be due to the illness itself or the treatment. 

Eating and drinking whilst in hospital is important as it will help to fight infection, maintain weight, promote healing and speed recovery. 

It is best to try and eat little and often when the appetite is poor. Most patients find their appetite improves/returns to normal once they are back in their usual routine at home.


Meal Times

  • Breakfast 8-8.30am
  • Lunch 12-1pm
  • Dinner 5-6pm
  • Supper 9.30-10pm

Finding Mulberry Ward 

We are based on the surgical corridor in the direction of the restaurant.  

 

Access to Mulberry Ward

The main door is on the corridor itself and no swipe card is required.


Volunteers

At the hospital we have many volunteers; you will recognise them by their white shirt/blouse and purple scarf/tie. They are there to assist you with directions, to get things from the shop for you or to have a chat


Personal Property and Valuables

The hospital cannot accept any responsibility for personal belongings or valuables. If you do bring any valuable items into the hospital please let the nurses know. We do have a personal belongings / valuables safe in the general office. 

If you wish to speak to the Ward Manager and / or Consultant for more information during your stay please let us know and we will arrange this for you. If you wish to speak to the on-call manager to raise any concerns this is also possible by telephoning 0151 600 1616 and ask for the on–call manager.