Cheltenham General Hospital
Visiting Times9am - 9pm
0300 422 2352
Guiting ward specialises in treating patients undergoing vascular surgery
How to contact the ward
You and your family will be informed of the best time to telephone for news.
Telephone numbers: - 0300 422 2352
If applicable 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 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
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.
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.