Ward 6B (Stroke Unit)
Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Visiting Times9am - 9pm
0300 422 5348
6th Floor, Tower Block, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital
Ward 6B specialises in treating stroke patients. It is located on the sixth floor of the Tower Block at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.
Patients come to Ward 6B for specialist care following a stroke. This part of our stroke unit focuses on the acute phase of stroke care and Ward 6A specialises in the rehabilitation phase. Research has shown that stroke patients treated on a stroke unit do better than those treated on normal medical wards. Patients are more likely to survive the stroke, have fewer disabilities and be able to live independently if treated on a stroke unit. The ward can be contacted on 0300 422 5348 and 0300 422 5344. NHS Choices has excellent information about stroke care and treatment which is regularly reviewed and updated.
Patients who have had strokes are treated by a multidisciplinary team which specialises in stroke care. The core team consists of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, dietitians, therapy assistants, psychologists and social workers.
How to contact the ward
You and your family will be informed of the best time to telephone for news.
Telephone numbers: - 0300 422 5348
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 is available on all our wards. If you have any difficulty accessing this, please speak to a member of ward staff.
Mealtimes and catering
You will be given a choice from a daily menu for all our freshly prepared meals. Ward staff will advise you of the meal times, which may vary slightly from ward to ward.
Beverages: Served throughout the day.
There are a variety of shops and restaurants in our hospitals. Read more about food and drink.
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.