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The Primrose Unit at The Princess of Wales Community Hospital is a six bedded (single occupancy) NHS Specialist Palliative Care ward. The team works closely with the Primrose Hospice & Family Support Centre which is an independent charity offering care for patients living with a life limiting illness and support for families and relatives.
- Service Manager Lead: Amanda Sadler Clinical/Operational Unit Lead Jenny Streeter Deputy Unit Lead
- Address: Princess of Wales Community Hospital Stourbridge Road, Bromsgrove, B61 0BB
- Reception phone number: 01527 488 213 / 01527 488 212
About the ward
Referrals to the Unit are made from other professionals including GP’s, Consultants from Acute Trusts and Specialist Palliative Care CNS’. Admission would be considered for patients for periods of symptom control and crisis intervention when this is difficult to manage in another setting. In addition to day case admissions for therapeutic procedures such as paracentesis when appropriate to be done in this setting.
Patients are admitted under the care of an Advanced Clinical Practitioner who is supported by a Consultant in Palliative Medicine who work Monday to Friday. The Unit is staffed 24/7 with Band 5 nurses who work 12-hour shifts, and medical support is available out of hours and over a weekend from a Consultant in Palliative Medicine.
Each room is equipped with air conditioning, a profiling bed, fully adjustable patient mobile chair, TV & DVD, CD Player/radio and refrigerator. Each room also has en-suite toilet facilities with two rooms having overhead hoist systems, although the remaining four rooms have plenty of room for mobile hoists and other necessary equipment. Each room also has an adjustable chair/bed for when visitors wish to stay overnight and facilities to make refreshments.
Princess of Wales Community Hospital
The unit is based at the Princess of Wales Community Hospital in Bromsgrove. View directions, public transport options and parking information.