Hospital

Cheltenham General Hospital

Visiting Times

9am - 9pm

Contact

0300 422 4003

Avening Ward treats patients with respiratory conditions and is located on the ground floor of the Centre Block.

How to contact the ward

You and your family will be informed of the best time to telephone for news.

Telephone numbers: - 0300 422 4003

It would be helpful if one member of your family telephones and relays the information to the rest of your family and friends.

Please note: Smoking is not permitted in any building or within the grounds of any of our sites. Information and support is available to any patients who wish to stop smoking. Nicotine Replacement Therapy is available to help reduce your cravings during your stay.

Free Wifi

Free Wifi is available on all our wards. If you have any difficulty accessing this, please speak to a member of ward staff.

Mealtimes and catering

With the exception of breakfast all meals are served from a hot trolley. You will be given a choice from a daily menu for all meals.

  • Breakfast: 8am
  • Lunch: 1.00pm
  • Supper: 6pm

Beverages: Served throughout the day.

The catering staff are an integral part of the meal delivery service at Cheltenham General Hospital. The staff are visible on the ward throughout most of the day, serving food, washing up and cleaning in the ward pantry as well as delivering stock. The catering staff are easily recognised by their uniform; royal blue polo shirts, navy blue baseball caps and trousers.

There are two restaurants at Cheltenham General. The Blue Spa Café is located at the front of the hospital in the Centre Block. The Glass House Café can be found in St. Paul's Wing. Read more about food and drink in our hospitals

Going home

When you arrive on the ward your nurse will advise you approximately how long your stay in hospital will be. We hope you have already made some plans and preparations for your discharge and how you will manage when returning home. We are unable to provide hospital transport to take you home and this is another consideration to be made prior to admission.

Discharge planning starts as soon as you are admitted as we like to know your social circumstances and give you a proposed date for discharge. A more definite date is normally given 24 hours before your discharge. For your discharge to go ahead, the team looking after you will ensure that you are fit and ready.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to ask one of the nursing team.

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