Ward 78 – Neurosurgery, Neurology, Orthopaedics, Spinal Surgery & ENT

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Ward 78 is a 32 bedded mixed speciality surgical ward. We care for patients who undergo treatment under the specialities of neurology, neurosurgery, trauma, orthopaedic, spinal and ENT.

The patients we see on the ward could be admitted for anything as short as overnight or stay for a long as a year. We also look after patients that are both acutely unwell and here for neurological rehabilitation.

We, joint together with Alder Hey, are one of 4 centres in the UK that specialise in epilepsy surgery. We also specialise in complex spinal correction surgery and take patients on the ward that are high dependency following spinal surgery.

We also look after patients with a variety of specialist analgesic infusions such as morphine, ketamine, oxycodone, epidurals and nerve blocks and we use Entonox for procedural pain management.

Please refer to the Services page to gain further information about the different teams and types of conditions we treat.

Patients coming to Ward 78 have a range of conditions and require different procedures requiring different but appropriate length of stay. Not all patients who are admitted to Ward 78 need to go to theatre. You may be coming for a period of observations, for intense physiotherapy or adjustment of your current treatment.

The nursing team and doctors will aim to provide a warm and friendly environment in which children, their families and staff feel at ease and treat all patients fairly and with dignity and respect at all times. We have produced a Ward Information Leaflet which will be given out on admission. This will give you more information about what to expect during your stay on Ward 78. If you have any questions or concerns, and do not feel you are able to get answers to these, please do not hesitate in asking to speak to the Ward Manager who will support you in getting the information you require


Sister/Charge Nurse

Royal blue uniform

Staff Nurse

Pale blue uniform

Nursing Associate

Brown uniform

Clinical Support Worker

Pale green uniform

House Keeper

Purple uniform

Nurse Specialist (Navy uniform)


Contact Details

Telephone: 0161 701 7800