Ward 8: Located on the 2nd floor of Area 4 (green) of Blackpool Teaching Hospital. The ward has 8 side rooms, all with en-suite facilities. We have access to two beds on this ward for our CF patients requiring inpatient treatment. There is Wifi Access available on the ward. There are TV’s in each patient room. We are planning to have a fridge for each of the CF rooms also so patients can store medication and snacks.
Admissions process: If you feel you need to come into hospital urgently during the working week (Mon- Fri, 9am-4pm), we advise that you contact the CF team on 01253-955086 to arrange an outpatient clinic appointment. At this appointment, the CF team will assess if you need to be admitted.
If you are unwell and need advice ‘out of hours’, we advise that you call ward 8 and liaise with the nurse in charge there on 01253-953408.
They may take information from you such as:
- Symptoms e.g. sputum change, haemoptysis, pain, bowel change, temperature
- Antibiotic history- last set of antibiotics either oral or IV and name of last antibiotics
Intravenous (IV) Antibiotics at Home
Some IV antibiotics can be self administerd at home, and the multidisiplinary team will discuss this with you if this is an option available to you. To ensure patient safety, there is specific criteria to adhere to and patients must be willing to complete the IV training and assessment programme. The CF specialist nurse can provide you with more information.