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James Mackenzie Ward

Level B, Basildon University Hospital,
Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5NL

Who the ward is for

Patients with acute heart conditions.

About the ward

James Mackenzie Ward provides treatment and care for:

  • patients with acute coronary syndromes such as unstable angina, NSTEMI
  • patients with heart failure, to either initiate or titrate their medication to improve their symptoms
  • patients with an acute heart rhythm disturbance who may require initiation and titration of their medication
  • patients who require emergency temporary or permanent pacemaker insertion
  • patients who need to stay in hospital for a procedure, which is either performed in Basildon Hospital or at The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre

Senior nursing staff on James Mackenzie Ward also provide an outpatient day-case cardioversion service.

Patients who require cardiac surgery or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) will be referred to The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre.

Number of beds

23 beds:

  • 10 beds in a coronary care environment with static cardiac monitoring,
  • 13 beds in bays where mobile cardiac monitoring can be used.

 

Contact

Senior Sister: Jackie Smith

Telephone number:
01268 524900 ext 4595

Visiting times

Open from 3.00pm - 5.30pm and 6.30pm - 9.00pm.

The ward is closed 1pm - 2.30pm, when patients are encouraged to rest

Information for visitors

  • Only two visitors per bedside please.
  • Children aged under 16 years are not permitted to visit, apart from patient’s own children who are allowed to visit at the discretion of the nurse in charge.
  • Flowers are not permitted
  • Visitors are able to bring in food, however there are no facilities to cook or to reheat food.

Meal times

Breakfast: 8am
Lunch: 11.45am - 1pm (protected mealtime)
Supper: 5.30pm

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 16:13

Contact Us

  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex  SS16 5NL
  • Switchboard 01268 524900

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