Ward 3 East provides an excellent service to the inpatient population of Western Health. The units are proud to have a dedicated group of people working cohesively to provide a service that not only recognises the cultural diversity of the community but can also address their needs as an individual. Ward 3 East provides immense learning opportunities to everyone within our departments, giving staff the opportunity to develop both personally and professionally.
Ward 3 East aspires to uphold the values of Western Health:
Compassion: we care about the people we look after, about the work that we do and we care about each other
Accountability: staff understands the responsibility when caring for people
Respect: recognition of the need to be courteous, friendly and respectful to everyone at all times
Excellence: the unit strives for excellence in all aspects of work
Safety: to ensure that 3 East is a safe place for staff and patients
All patients attending Ward 3 East are admitted through Emergency or are patients needing to stay in hospital to recover from surgery.
Visiting hours on Ward 3 East are between 2.00pm and 8.00pm, if visitors want to visit outside of these hours they must speak with the nurse in charge.
The patient will be met by a member of the nursing team who will monitor the patient from admission to discharge and make sure that they receive the right care during their stay at Western Health.
Nursing staff will talk with the patient about their medical condition to make sure that nothing has changed significantly since the patient’s last stay in hospital.
Ward 3 East is a 28 bed surgical unit that specialises in Thoracic, Vascular Surgery and Upper Gastric intestinal surgery. Some of the common surgeries conducted on the ward are
VATS (Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery)
Fem pop bypass
Amputation of toes and limbs
You may also need to have other tests conducted whilst on the ward such as:
ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
MRCP (Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography)
VQ Scans (Ventilation-Perfusion Scan)
Before going home, patients will receive their post-surgery care information, follow up appointments and an education pamphlet from their Discharge Nurse. Once the patient is ready and a friend/relative has arrived they will then be discharged. All patients should be discharged by 10.00am.
Nurse Unit ManagerLeigh McDougallPhone: 8345 6666