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Heydon Ward 

Specialities dealt with by this ward: Stroke Medicine /Elective Cardiology

The Cardio Elective Bay is in Heydon Ward.

We do not have a waiting area for patients relatives for those who are on the elective programme .

The12 bedded Hyper Acute Stroke Unit is situated on Heydon ward. Visiting times are from - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Stroke care is delivered by a multi-disciplinary team. This includes doctors, nurses, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians and the stroke research team.

The team work together to provide individually tailored care that meets the needs of individual patients.

We provide 24 hour emergency assessment and treatment, including clot busting thrombolysis therapy in the first few hours after stroke. Our stroke alert nurses and doctors meet the patient and the paramedics at A&E and look after the patient from the moment they arrive in the hospital.

Once in our stroke unit our therapy team assess patients and provide rehabilitation (physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy). These aim to support the stroke survivor to return to normal functions after a stroke. 

Once patients are ready to leave the acute care environment we also provide Early Supported Discharge and access to a dedicated Inpatient Rehabilitation facility. These are provided by Norwich Community Health and Care NHS Trust.

The four stroke consultants are Dr Kneale Metcalf , Prof John Potter, Dr Nav Shinh and Dr Patrick Sutton.

Visiting Times

Monday14:00 - 16:00    18:00 - 20:00    
Tuesday14:00 - 16:00    18:00 - 20:00    
Wednesday14:00 - 16:00    18:00 - 20:00    
Thursday14:00 - 16:00    18:00 - 20:00    
Friday14:00 - 16:00    18:00 - 20:00    
Saturday14:00 - 16:00    18:00 - 20:00    
Sunday14:00 - 16:00    18:00 - 20:00    

Visiting Details:

Visiting times 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm. Anyone wanting to visit outside normal visiting is welcome to arrange to do so with the nurse-in-charge. Visitors are reminded to wash their hands, to please not sit on the beds, and to keep visiting down to two people per patient at any one time.


How to Find Us

The ward is located on Level 2 in the East Block
Please use the In-patients East & Centre entrance/s and follow the signs to Heydon Ward

If you are coming by car and need to park, the closest carpark/s are K, L, M

If the car park is full, further spaces may be available in the new 310-space public car park opposite A&E. Please note this car park is operated independently to the hospital car parks. For further information click here.



Heydon Ward location plan

Contact Details

Main Telephone Number: 01603 289967
Alternative Telephone Number: 287563
Fax Number: 288203


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