Acute Medicine/ Respiratory (Midgley Ward)
Brief description of Department:
A dynamic inpatient and outpatient department led by six consultants; Drs Goldman, Sinclair, Dobson, Hameed, Ginn and Rolin. We are supported by specialist nurses including THORT, TB, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, asthma specialists. We also have a very involved discharge coordinator, expert respiratory physiotherapists, occupational therapist and an excellent pulmonary function lab.
As a unit we strive to provide high quality care for the wide range of respiratory patients.
We have 28 beds on Midgely and 8 beds on Dunlop wards.
Curriculum Opportunities in this Post
Top Tips from Fellow Trainees
- Try to get to lung function clinics and learn about spirometry.
- Introduce yourself to all the nurses/ physios/ OTs at the start of your job
- Check in with the nurses in your bay at the end of the day to check all your jobs done and plans are clear.
- Post take ward round: If the consultant is late, call them, as they may not be aware you're waiting for them.
- Dr Helen Waters is a valuable ally.
- Read Prof Ben's blog.
- Take emergency rations with you if you hold the 169 bleep overnight: just in case you don't get to stop.
- Find out the radiologist to avoid and do so.