Princess Alexandra Hospital (Harlow)


Princess Alexandra Hospital (Harlow)

:"This article is about the hospital in Harlow, Essex, England. For other uses and places see Princess Alexandra Hospital (disambiguation)"

Introduction

Princess Alexandra Hospital is a hospital in Harlow, Essex, England. It has a hospital radio station, Harlow Hospital Radio.

Services

* Audiology (Hearing Tests for adults,children and babies)
* Cancer Services
* Library Services
* Midwifery
* Nursing
* Specialist Services
* Pharmacy Dispensing Service for hospital outpatients
* Blood Testing
* Fracture Clinic
* Accident and Emergency & Eye Casualty (24hr Emergency Care)
* Physiotherapy
* Radiology (X-Ray)
* Elective Surgery

Wards

{| class="wikitable"
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Name
Type
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Alexandra Day Unit
Day Surgery & Endoscopy Procedures
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Cardia Angiography Suite
Diagnostic cardiac angiograms and permanent pacemaker for both inpatients and outpatients
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Chamberlen Antenatal Ward
Antenatal Ward. Caring for women during their pregnancies.
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Coronary Care Unit/Fleming Ward
High Dependency Care for acutely ill patients with heart conditions in CCU with a ward environment for the less acutely ill cardiac patients.
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Dolphin Ward
General Paediatric
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Early Pregnancy Unit
Female Early Pregnancy
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Eden Ward
Outpatient Psychiatric Ward
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Emergency Assessment Unit
Mixed
-
Eye Unit
Ophthalmology and ENT Out patients
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Harvey Ward
Gastro-enterology ward, and medicine.
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Henry Moore Ward
Full range of elderly care services including peri-operative, medical and some limited rehabilitation.
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ICU/HDU
Intensive Care Unit & High Dependency Unit
-
In Patient Theatres
Operating Theatres
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John Snow/Nicholas Ward
Infection Control
-
Kingsmoor Ward
Elective Surgery
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Lister Ward
Acute Medical
-
Locke Ward
Medical specialising in Haemotology and Respiratory Care.
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Neonatal Unit
Neonatal Intensive Care
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Netteswell Ward
Elective surgery
-
Penn Ward
Emergency Services
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Pre Assessment Unit
Pre assessment (nurse led)
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Ray Ward
Medical
-
Same Day Admissions
Waiting area prior to elective surgery
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Samson/Chamerlain Ward Maternity
Postnatal Ward.
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Shannon House
Contained Psychiatric Ward
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Saunders Ward
Surgical Ward
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Stort Ward
Psychiatric
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Stroke Unit
Strokes
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Tye Green Ward
Orthopaedic Elective

Former Wards

{| class="wikitable"
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Name
Type
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Avon Ward
Psychiatric Ward now closed. Was part of the Derwent Centre.
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Bevan Ward
Was elderly inpatient ward. Now houses oral, maxillofacial surgery & orthodontics.
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Cam Ward
Psychiatric Ward now closed. Was part of the Derwent Centre.
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Cavell Ward
Harold Ward moved to this ward and became Dolphin Ward.
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Gibberd Ward
Moved to main hospital building and became Stroke Unit
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Hunt & Charnley Wards
Now known as Henry Moore Ward, also been named Ortho Rehab.
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Lea Ward
Psychiatric Ward now closed. Was part of the Derwent Centre.
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Nightingale Ward
Now known as the Stroke Unit

Pharmacy Department

The Princess Alexandra Hospital houses a fantastic pharmacy service to not only inpatients and oupatients of the hospital but also to external sites including, Herts & Essex Hospital in Bishops Stortford, St Margarets Hospital in Epping, Ongar War Memorial Hospital, Saffron Walden Community Hospital and Sydenham House in Harlow amoungst other small clinics and surgeries.

The pharmacy comprises of a Dispensary, Technical Services Unit and a Medicines Information Service for staff, inpatients, outpatients and the general public.

The Dispensary houses an automated dispensing system known as 'the robot', which has assisted in the efficient running of the department imensely. This has enabled the department to offer a ward-based pharmacy service which ultimately provides a higher level of patient Care.

Princess Alexandra Hospital (NHS Trust)

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust serves a population of 258,000 & provides healthcare services to the communities of Harlow and the surrounding areas

In addition to Princess Alexandra Hospital, the trust provides services from St. Margaret's Hospital, Saffron Walden Community Hospital, Herts & Essex Hospital, Bishops Stortford, Tower Centre Clinic, Hoddesdon, Ongar War Memorial Hospital, Sydenham House (Brian Roycroft Unit & Marjory Warren Unit),

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust serves a population of 258,000 & provides healthcare services to the communities of Harlow and the surrounding areas

In addition to Princess Alexandra Hospital, the trust provides services from St. Margaret's Hospital, Saffron Walden Community Hospital, Herts & Essex Hospital, Bishops Stortford, Tower Centre Clinic, Hoddesdon, Ongar War Memorial Hospital, Sydenham House (Brian Roycroft Unit & Marjory Warren Unit),

Trivia

The hospital scene in Stanley Kubrick's film A Clockwork Orange was filmed at Princess Alexandra hospital. [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066921/locations]

External links

* [http://www.pah.nhs.uk/ Princess Alexandra Hospital (Official Web-Site)]
* [http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/Hospital.aspx?id=RQWG0&v=1 Princess Alexandra Hospital (NHS Directory)]


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