You and your family are welcome to have a look around the In-patient Unit before being admitted. Your key worker can arrange this.
Admission to the in-patient unit is offered for:
- Help to manage difficult symptoms such as pain, nausea and fatigue.
- Physiotherapy to maintain your independence for as long as possible.
- Some patients may choose to be admitted for care in the last days of life.
The IPU currently has 8 single rooms, all of which have direct access to the garden, en-suite toilet facilities, television and Wi-fi connection.
Upon admission to the Unit you will be given a detailed assessment and examination by one of our doctors and nurses. They will ask you about your symptoms, the medication you take and how your illness is affecting your life. Together with you and your family a plan will be agreed to deal with your care needs and to set realistic goals for your admission. The average length of stay on our Unit is two weeks and our emphasis is on active symptom management and emotional support. You will see one of the Medical team each day and the Nursing team are always on hand to monitor your response to treatment and to help you in whatever way possible. This often includes careful planning for discharge.
The daily routine on the Unit is flexible and varied! The IPU offers you and your loved ones a unique opportunity to meet members of all the different teams which help to make Oakhaven a special place. These may include Physiotherapists, Complementary Therapists, Counsellors, Chaplaincy staff, Catering staff and our excellent team of Volunteers!
The nurses work closely with our other teams who can provide additional support and assistance during your stay.