Ward 8A treats respiratory patients and is located on the eighth floor of the Tower Block at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.
How to contact the ward
You and your family will be informed of the best time to telephone.
Telephone numbers: 0300 422 5011
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. 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.