Nightingale ward


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Nightingale ward

A type of hospital ward that is now rare in the UK, which consists of one large room without subdivisions, and 24 to 34 beds arranged along the sides. Nightingale wards often have side utility rooms (1–2 side rooms that can be pressed into service for patient isolation or privacy). While they are noisier than bays (a modern ward design containing 4 to 6 beds), nursing staff find it easier to observe patients in larger wards.
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"She preferred the long Nightingale wards, but we loved the round wards because you could see everyone and reach them easily.
The ward layout was not arranged as a nightingale ward, which was the usual arrangement for the wards at Prince Henry Hospital.
There is one old Nightingale ward but we hope to sort that out by the deadline of April 1999."
"If it hadn't been for these men, what kind of upbringing would I have had?" Mr Paterson started his volunteering in the era of the Nightingale wards of the Princess Louise Hospital for Limbless Soldiers and Sailors, as Erskine was then known.
"In those days, it was the long Florence Nightingale wards. You could see all the patients and they could see you and the patients would feel sorry for me.
It's time to bring back the old matrons and Nightingale wards - and put consultants and senior nurses in control of the budget.
Contract Notice: Due to service relocation, NHS Grampian is looking at refurbishing two of its existing hospital wards at the Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen in order to accommodate its ENT and Audiology services that are relocating from her Woolmanhill site that is no longer in use due organisational restructuring.The work will involve the Refurbishment of the former nightingale wards (5 & 6 north).
xx Linda Lee Bring back Nightingale wards then patients won't think they are in a hotel.
The huge Nightingale wards of the hospital have the size to be readily available as large museum rooms.
The wards are as good as something seen in a private hospital and much more flexible than the traditional Nightingale wards in most older hospitals, which will help stop the spread of infection and enable men and women to be treated separately under the specialist ward they need."
IN 1948, large open-plan dormitory-style wards, called Nightingale wards, were the norm.
A Greater Glasgow Health Board spokesman said: 'The old Florence Nightingale wards are really not fit for modern medicine.