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Day Case Unit
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Day Case Unit

We have a dedicated Day Case Unit at both New Cross Hospital and Cannock Chase Hospital.

Each specialist unit assists in the provision of a number of therapies for our patients including: joint injections; administration of treatments; day case procedures; clinical assessment and disease monitoring.

Our dedicated team of nurses are supported by Junior Doctor, Consultant Rheumatologists and the multi- disciplinary team.

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Frequently asked Questions


What happens when I arrive?
When you attend the unit a member of staff will greet you and explain about your infusion / treatment and the procedure that will take place.

It is important that prior to each treatment you have a set of recent bloods and bring a sample of urine with you. We will perform routine checks such as weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, oxygen saturations and a verbal history from you on each visit. If you have an infection treatment may not be given so please ring the unit for advice to save you a journey
   
Can I ask questions?

We encourage you to ask questions at any stage of your stay.
If you or your relatives are anxious, we can arrange a pre-visit to look around the unit and meet staff

How long will it take?
If you need information regarding approximate time of your treatment please contact the Rheumatology Team, as it may take some time. We provide drinks throughout the day and lunch.
We have a TV/Radio on the unit and encourage patients to bring something to do whilst having treatment, for example a book or magazine, as we do not provide these.

What if I am unwell?
If you are unwell, have an infection or are unsure if you can have your infusion please ring your consultants’ secretary and she will liaise with the day unit staff.
This could save you a wasted journey.
Davy Unit accessed via Red Lion Surgery, Level 1, First floor, 

Can I bring someone with me?
There is a waiting room for relatives/visitors with a television and drinks machine. The unit can be very busy and it is not always possible to accommodate relatives/visitors within the Day Unit.

Referral Criteria

Referral for treatment on the Rheumatology Day Unit is from Consultant Rheumatologists.

Key Staff / Consultants

Consultants
Dr. T Sheeran
Dr. S Venkatachalam
Dr. Adizie
Dr. D Mulherin
Dr. N Barkham
Dr. J Bateman
Dr. S Raizada
Dr. H Sapkota
Dr. G Hirsch

Please see the Consultant Staff page for further details on our consultants.

Rheumatology Advanced Nurse Practitioner / Nurse Manager - Barbara Douglas

Senior Specialist Nurse - Julie Painter

Sister Rheumatology Day Unit Cannock Chase Hospital - Jackie Dodd 

Sister Rheumatology Day Unit New Cross Hospital - Sandra Walker


Useful Links

The Rheumatology useful links page has many related links and details of support groups. 

Division / Speciality

Division 3
Rheumatology

Location

New Cross Hospital
Wolverhampton Road
Wolverhampton
WV10 0QP

Zone A
Location Number: A29
Floor Level: Ground

Nearest Car Park: P1

Click here for travel directions to New Cross Hospital 


Rheumatology Centre
Cannock Chase Hospital
Davy Unit (accessed via Red Lion Surgery)
Level 1
First Floor
Brunswick Road
Cannock
WS11 5XY

Click here for travel directions to Cannock Chase Hospital

Contact Details

Cannock  Chase Hospital:
01543 576901

New Cross Hospital:
01902 696598

Opening times

Cannock  Rheumatology Day Unit
Monday – Friday
8am - 5pm

Bank Holidays – Closed

New Cross Rheumatology Day Unit
Monday – Friday  
8am - 5pm

Bank Holidays – Closed

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Online Community

New Cross Hospital Wolverhampton Road Wolverhampton WV10 0QP
Telephone: 01902 307999

Cannock Chase Hospital Brunswick Road Cannock WS11 5XY
Telephone: 01543 572757

West Park Hospital Park Road West Wolverhampton WV11 4PW
Telephone: 01902 444000