Ward 5x is located on the 5th floor of the Royal Liverpool Hospital.
As you enter the main entrance of the Royal site, the lifts are situated on the left-hand side. As you exit the lift, 5x is situated on the right hand side through the double doors.
It a 24 bedded mixed ward specializing in the care of patients with Gastrointestinal and Liver problems. There are 10 Consultants (Hepatology & Gastroenterology) based on the ward. Patients will be informed as to which consultant is in charge of their care. The staff on the ward work as a team and we aim to deliver a high standard of care to ensure the patients experience is as pleasant as possible.
We operate strict visiting hours between 13.00 and then 17.00, 7 days a week, on appointment only. We observe protected meal times on the ward, should your relative require assistance with their diet and you wish to be involved in their care please discuss this with staff as we actively encourage relatives to participate in the care of their loved ones.
Additional hot drinks are served at 10AM, 2PM, 6PM and 10PM
To promote dignity and respect of all patients you are requested to only visit your relative during mealtimes to assist them with their dietary needs on request. The ward operates a protected mealtimes policy. The policy aims to provide mealtimes free from avoidable and unnecessary interruptions and to provide a quiet and relaxed atmosphere which is conducive to eating.
On admission the nurse admitting you or your relative will ask them their likes/dislikes, this is to help us understand your needs or your relative’s needs. The ward hostess will serve meals from the hostess trolley. We request that if you are assisting your relative with their meals that you do not approach the food trolley for hygiene and infection control reasons. Hostess will ask you to complete a menu everyday with your meal choice.
If your relative is on a special diet, or requires a soft or pureed diet please ensure you inform nursing staff who will order this for them. Visitors are advised not to bring in alcohol or take-away meals. Foods that require refrigeration should be handed to nursing staff to be stored in the ward fridge until use.
There is a café / bistro situated on Ground floor opposite the clinic area and there is Costa is on floor mezzanine area as well as a WH Smith which also sells sandwiches and snacks. Any comments or suggestions regarding the catering service please contact;
Any issues regarding catering contact the Catering Manager, Ian Reed
It is important that the person being admitted to hospital should bring with them all the medicines and tablets they are currently taking and give all of them in to the admitting nurse. They should not take any medication during their stay that is not prescribed by the Consultant or ward doctors.
Your own minister or priest may wish to visit, so please do not forget to inform them that your relative has been admitted. Alternatively, clergy of many denominations can be contacted on your behalf by the ward staff if you wish.
5x is always looking to enhance and improve our services to patients and carers. We actively encourage feedback and any suggestions are welcome. Please feel free to discuss these with the nurse in charge or in writing addressed to:
Maria Brown, Ward sister
Royal Liverpool Hospital
Liverpool, L7 8XP