Discharge lounge

The Discharge Lounge is a comfortable space for patients who have left the ward and are about to go home. It is open Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm and is staffed by two nurses. There are comfortable chairs to sit in and tea, coffee and biscuits.

The nurses in the Discharge Lounge will support you to feel ready for home. You can ask questions and they’ll be happy to answer. They will talk to you about:

  • How to care for your wound when you’re at home
  • How to use the medication you have been given
  • How to inject yourself at home (if necessary)
  • How to reduce the risk of blood clots (Venus Thromboembolism)
  • Whether you need the support of the ROCS team (Royal Orthopaedic Community Scheme)

Contact the Discharge Lounge

0121 685 4000

ADCU (Admissions and Day Case Unit)

The Admissions and Day Case Unit (ADCU) manage the admission of inpatients and day case patients in to the hospital.

Directions to the Admissions and Day Case Unit (ADCU)

ADCU can be accessed using entrance A. Please note there is no long stay parking available at the entrance. Drop off points are available for a maximum of 20 minutes free of charge.
A long stay car park can be accessed through entrance C.


0121 685 4080

ADCU appointments

Please remember your admission time is not the time you will have your procedure, but it allows for you to be admitted, to speak to the medical team, and ensures you are safely prepared for your procedure.
Once you’ve checked in with reception you’ll be asked to wait in our waiting area until you are called to theatre. While you are waiting you will be called into a consultation room in the waiting area to complete the necessary paperwork.
Relatives/friends are more than welcome to wait in the Reception area with you until you are called to theatre. They can also receive updates from the reception staff or contact us on 0121 685 4080. We also have a restaurant on site where they are more than welcome to wait.

Day Surgery Patient Checklist:

  • Bring all of your medication (including inhalers) with you on the day. If you take any blood pressure or heart tablets, please take them as usual with a sip of water only.
  • Please remember to bring any relevant paperwork which may include allergy information, x-rays etc.
  • Please bring a dressing gown and slippers, as you will walk to the theatre department if you are able to.
  • You may wish to bring something to read and/or personal music system as you may have to wait some time for your operation.
  • Wear sensible footwear and loose clothing that allows room for a large dressing around your operation site.
  • Please ensure you have arranged transport home with a responsible adult in a car or taxi. You must have a reliable adult with you at home for the first 24 hours.
  • We may be unable to cater for certain dietary requirements. If you follow a special diet such as gluten free, please bring in some of your own food items.
  • Please remove make-up, nail varnish, false nails and jewellery.
  • Leave all valuables at home. Please only bring money for use on the day.
  • Try to refrain from smoking for at least a week before your operation.

HDU (High Dependency Unit)

High dependency care is a specialised facility that uses a wide range of equipment, monitoring devices and supportive treatments to assist with the care of high dependent patients. The High Dependency Unit consists of 13 beds (9 beds in the main ward and 4 side rooms). We provide care for adults and children with a variety of medical and surgical conditions and admit both emergency and planned admissions.


Visiting can be from 8am till 8pm but the Ward tends to be busiest during the mornings when Consultants do their rounds and Nurses give assistance to patients with washing so we would prefer if visiting was limited during this time.

Only two visitors are allowed at each bed at any one time. Children under the age of 10 are not allowed in this ward.

HDU patients generally require a quiet atmosphere and peaceful environment after surgery. We ask that visitors to the Unit are respectful of the needs of all patients, in relation to privacy, sleep and rest.

Paediatric HDU care

If you are a parent or child, click here to find out more the HDU 

Contacting HDU

Enquires may be made at any time: 0121 685 4272

Find out more

Click here to find out more about the High Dependency Unit

Ward 12

  • 0121685 4050
  • Visiting hours: From 10 am to 8 pm
  • Please note the ward will be closed to visitors for mealtimes: Lunch 12 noon – 1 pm and Dinner 5 pm – 6 pm

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