The aim on Manvers Ward is to provide a high standard of care in a relaxed, friendly and caring environment, supporting staff, patients and their families.
The care is delivered by a multi-disciplinary team, sharing information and encouraging a good rapport with the patients and carers.
The team work together to improve the standard of care by continually updating their skills and knowledge using the training and learning facilities provided within the trust.
Manvers Ward is a 31 bed Medical ward specialising in cardiology, it also has an integrated coronary care unit.
It comprises 10 monitored beds and 21 step down beds with the option of telemetry.
Patients are admitted via A&E, AMU, CDU, Angiography suit, other wards within the hospital and from other hospitals. Occasionally patients are admitted straight from home or outpatient clinics.
Patients are admitted to Manvers Ward for various reasons but most common are:
Patients with a confirmed or suspected myocardial infarction NSTEMI.
Patients with unstable angina.
Patients with cardiovascular emergencies e.g post cardiac arrest.
Patients suffering with rhythm disturbances.
Patients with cardiac disease.
Patients with respiratory problems due to LVF that requires CPAP.
Patients with heart failure requiring treatment.
Patients requiring NIV then no available beds on Ashover ward or HDU.
Patients repatriated form NGH post PCI for STEMI
Patients who have had STEMI but have presented to hospital too late for transfer for urgent PCI.
There are three medical consultants based on the ward together with their teams (HO, SHO and registrar).
The consultants are Dr Cooke, Dr Sheridan, Dr Smith and Dr Sandler, all sharing the workload equally.
The care given by the nurses is delivered using an individualised holistic approach, within the framework of bay allocation. Each nurse is allocated a number of patients to care for with the support of the health care assistants.
Individual care is delivered using nursing based on the activities of living. It is a strong nursing team working effectively over the 24hr period.
Professionals liaising with Manvers ward.
Speech and Language therapists.
District nurse liaison.
Community bed manager.
Cardiac rehab team.
Infection control team.
Palliative care team.
Tissue viability nurses.
Diabetic nurse specialist.
Mental health nurse.
Heart failure nurse specialist.
On Manvers Ward we currently work a shift system based on 3 shifts in 24hrs. Some members of staff work long days and nights, Some work traditional shifts.
Mornings 7.00am to 2.30pm
Afternoons 1.30pm to 9.15pm
Nights 8.45pm to 7.30am
Long Days 7.00am to 7.30pm
Long Nights 7.00pm to 7.30am
Visiting time on Manvers ward is 10:00-20:00. This rule may be relaxed at the discretion of the nursing staff, where relatives are unable to visit during these hours and, or when the patient is distressed or very ill.
On Manvers Ward we follow a protected meal time policy. This is so that patients can enjoy their meals in peace without any interruptions. During this time we discourage visitors unless they are assisting patient with their meals or in circumstances where open visiting applies.
Meal times are from 12:00 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 18:00.
The following graphic represents the nursing procedures that will be encountered in this placement area, according to the Annexe B section of the Future Nurse: Standards of proficiency for registered nurses (2018).
Green: Encountered frequently/daily
Amber: Encountered occasionally/rarely
Red: Never encountered