Ward F1 is the specialist major trauma ward of Southampton General Hospital. The 32-bedded adult ward comprises of patients who have sustained significant physical injury as a consequence of major trauma incidents. The ward caters for a huge variety of patients, both locally and nationwide, who have suffered multiple injuries which can include skeletal, head, chest and abdominal trauma and has the essential professionals, facilities and equipment to manage our patients effectively and to a high standard.
Our journey began back in 2012 when Southampton General was established as a regional major trauma centre. Previously situated on Ward F3 as a general orthopaedic and trauma ward, we were soon identified as a major trauma ward and plans went underway to create a suitable environment that enabled us to meet the major trauma needs of our patients effectively. In 2015 we transferred over to Ward F1 which allowed us to utilise a larger footprint and increase our much needed bed capacity from 28 to 32 patients. Between 2017 and 2018, the ward underwent a complete renovation which was finished in 2 separate phases. This included a new open-spaced and accessible nurse’s station, reconstruction of 4 en-suite side rooms to incorporate 1 plus size room, additional fully functional bathrooms and a quiet room to facilitate family discussions to take place with privacy. Additionally, the renovation allowed for overall general cosmetic improvements of the entire ward including new flooring, lighting and patient bedside facilities. This has enabled us to provide efficient working space for our large multidisciplinary teams, improve facilities for patients and provide a modern and safe environment which supports us to deliver effective and high quality care to major trauma patients.
We are very proud of our diverse, hardworking and knowledgeable staff who work effectively together as a team to deliver excellent care. Our team has expanded significantly in numbers, knowledge and skills respectively in recent years. We have grown into a large nursing workforce that encompasses a variety of different levels of training and qualifications and staff are supported to develop their training and take on new roles and responsibility. Furthermore, the needs of major trauma patients are met holistically by the multidisciplinary team including doctors, physiotherapists and pharmacists. The major trauma team, consisting of specialist nurses and anaesthetists, exist to assist the care management of patients. Implementation of the SAFER ward round has enabled the multidisciplinary team allocated time to discuss patient management together to ensure needs are being met effectively and that care is being planned, facilitated and reviewed on a daily basis.
Our ward has recently been commended for our consistency in home before lunch discharges since April 2018, 100% staff appraisal rate, excellent surveillance of MRSA and pressure area care. Additionally we were delighted to be nominated for Inclusive Team of The Year, a nationwide award. Matron states that ‘their warmth and can do attitude is what sets them apart. The care and compassion with which they look after their patients and each other is truly what nursing is all about’. Feedback is consistently excellent with service users describing the ward as ‘friendly, caring and attentive’ and stating ‘they don’t just do their job but even more than expected’.
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care. One of our main objectives has been to become a top ten research trust, with the pharmacy department being an integr...
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|Location:||United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton|
|Salary:||£23,023 - £29,608 pa pro rata GBP per year|
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