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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

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