About Shand Ward
|Ward Manager||Debbie Hue|
Shand ward is a surgical ward situated on the fifth floor of the main ward block. The ward consists of 28 beds, and primarily specialises in vascular surgery, however the ward also cares for all types of surgical patients pre and post operatively.
Shand ward has a wide variety of staff many of whom have specialist skills to care for surgical patients. Staff on the ward include: a ward manager, three ward sisters, staff nurses, clinical support workers (CSW’s) and a ward host. During office hours, physiotherapists and an occupational therapist are also available, and the ward works very closely with the vascular specialist nurse.
When you arrive on the ward, the staff will introduce themselves and then orientate you to the ward. Nursing documentation will then be filled out, and the staff will explain the process of events to you and your relative.
Privacy and Dignity
For more information about how the hospital is working to eliminate mixed-sex sleeping, toilet and washing facilities, please visit
privacy and dignity pages of the website.
Visiting times on the ward are 2pm to 4.30pm and 6.15pm to 8.15pm. Visiting is not permitted between 4.15pm and 6.30pm unless by prior arrangement and agreement with ward staff. This is to ensure patients have uninterrupted time in which to eat their evening meal. To find out more visit the
protected mealtimes section of the website. All visiting outside designated visiting hours must be agreed with the nurse in charge.
Please be aware that, for health and safety reasons, flowers and plants are not permitted on the ward, and only two visitors are permitted per bed.
If you would like to assist with the care of your relative outside of normal visiting hours, please speak to the nurse in charge.
Where to find us
The Shand Ward can be found on the fifth floor of the ward block and is serviced by the Main Reception located on Kempston Road.
Please see it on the map below with the reference number 21.
Virtual Tour/ Photographs
“The care I received on Shand Ward was second to none. The nursing staff were professional, kind and efficient and there was a good variety of meals on the menu.”
(Extract from a letter to the chief executive, 2010)