The staff welcome you to Cedar Ward
Cedar Ward is a 38 bedded ward caring for both male and female patients. Cedar ward consists of 14 side rooms and six bays of four beds.
The nursing staff work in teams each shift, looking after different groups of patients. You can expect the nurse looking after you, to introduce themselves at the beginning of each shift.
Please ensure that following your surgery, your outside clothes and shoes are available for your discharge home. Wherever possible, patients need to arrange their own transport for discharge home. You will be asked to confirm this on admission. Only in exceptional circumstances can staff arrange transport.
- Visiting in LHCH is open for family and friends to visit 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.
- There is a lounge area /waiting area in the ward where visitors may wish to use.
- Family and friends are asked that flowers and plants are discouraged due to infection prevention issues.
Personal Property and Valuables
The hospital cannot accept any responsibility for personal belongings or valuables.
Please note that valuables cannot be left in the ward area when patients go to theatre. Your personal items will be listed and sent to the safe, and you will be able to retrieve it during office hours Monday to Friday.
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. Please note that the opening hours are Monday-Friday, 9-4pm.
Visiting Times (DUE TO COVID, PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE LATEST UPDATE ON VISITING ARRANGEMENTS)
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.
Access to the Ward
Access is by entry phone. Please press the buzzer once and wait, the door will be opened by a member of the ward staff. There is a gel dispenser outside of the ward door and visitors are asked to gel their hands on arrival.
Finding the Ward
From the Main Entrance we are situated on level 4 in the new building. Follow the signs for Cedar Ward.
- 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.
- Breakfast 8am
- Lunch 12pm
- Dinner 5pm
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.
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.