Lower West Ward provides an excellent service to the inpatient population of Western Health. The unit is 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. Lower West Ward provides immense learning opportunities to everyone within our departments giving staff the opportunity to develop both personally and professionally.
Lower West Ward 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 understand 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 Lower West Ward is a safe place for staff and patients
All patients attending Lower West Ward are admitted through Emergency or are patients needing to stay in hospital to recover from surgery.
Visiting hours on Lower West Ward are from 2.00pm to 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.
Lower West Ward at Williamstown Hospital is a combined Surgical Ward and Day Procedure Unit that cares for the inpatient and outpatient population of Western Health. Lower West Ward accommodates a range of procedures from a number of specialties including:
Before going home, patients will receive their post surgery care information, follow up appointments and an education pamphlet from the 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.
Lower West Ward Phone: 93930179