The Jersey General Hospital is closed to all visitors to protect patients and staff following an increase in community COVID-19 cases
Patient information during COVID-19
Patients can attend outpatient clinic appointments and planned procedures, but must come alone. Children or vulnerable adults can be accompanied by one other person wearing appropriate PPE.
About Beech Ward
Beech ward is an eleven bedded assessment unit. We assess and optimize the needs of patients with memory difficulties.
We provide services such as:
- occupational therapy
- speech and language
- clinical psychology
- social work
- social activities
We are based at Clinique Pinel at St Saviour's Hospital.
St Saviours Hospital
La Route De La Hougue Bie
Jersey JE2 7UW
Visiting times and information
Visiting times are limited to 30 minutes per visitor on all wards due to the physical space, as we maintain our safe distancing measures. Visiting times are from 2pm to 4pm daily. Only 1 pre-arranged visitor per patient can be present at any 1 time.
These important measures are in place to keep people safe. We ask that visitors comply with the guidelines for their continued protection.
Patients will be asked to give the names of relatives and friends who wish to visit them. Each patient can name a maximum of 2 visitors only. Only those named visitors will be given access and only adults are allowed to visit at this time.
Visitors are requested to contact the unit in advance and will receive pre-visit screening to:
- assess travel history and symptom checking
- confirm any previous known exposure to COVID-19
- arrange which ward / department they will be visiting
Visitors need to:
- sign in on entry to the ward
- maintain correct hand-hygiene techniques
- wear Protective Personal Equipment (PPE), which will be provided
There is free parking around the grounds.
The nearest parking areas for disabled drivers are in front of the main building. There is also disabled toilet facilities.
What to expect
When you arrive, we welcome you onto the ward and show you the:
- dining area
- your bedroom
- washing facilities
We introduce the nursing team and fellow patients. A nurse is allocated to you on admission, and is responsible for your care throughout your stay. They maintain contact with you about your care needs. Health Care Assistants support the nurses in providing the care prescribed for you.
Medical Support is also provided by the Ward Doctor, who visits daily. Nursing staff have access to medical services 24 hours a day.
Meals are served daily:
- breakfast, from 8am to 9am
- lunch, from 12pm to 1pm
- dinner, from 5pm to 6pm
Property / valuables
Personal pictures, photo albums or other small items help to add a more personalised feel.
We recommend that you only bring property and cash essential for your needs. Give any articles you want to keep in safe custody to the nurse in charge as soon as possible. They give you a receipt for these.
We accept no responsibility for the loss of, or damage to, personal property whatsoever, unless it's deposited in our safe custody.
Services available on the ward
Our hospital chaplain visits the ward. Your family priest or chaplain is always welcome to visit the ward.
The chiropodist provides foot care for our patients.
Our hairdresser can visit the ward weekly on request. There is a charge for this. The nurse in charge can arrange it for you. If you prefer, and depending on the advice of the Doctor, you can go to your own hairdresser.
A laundry service is provided, or you can choose to take clothing home to wash. Please make your choice known to the nurse responsible for your care. Clothing can be labelled on admission by one of our team.
Any other clothing bought needs to be given to the staff for labelling. Personal laundry is washed on site from Monday to Friday. There are no facilities for dry cleaning of items.
We are not responsible for any items of clothing that go missing or are damaged if they have not been labelled.
We offer a fortnightly music session by a music therapist. We can assist you to join in with singing and using the musical instruments if you want to take part.
Occupational therapists are specialists in helping people function to the best of their ability on a day to day basis. They either visit weekly or can be asked to attend by staff and they work with patients on an individual basis as required.
We recommend that you only keep a small amount of cash on you. If you want to hand it in for safe keeping, we keep a maximum of £25 locked in the ward office.
If you hand in more than £25, it's transferred to Community and Social Services Finance Team for safe keeping.
Phones and wifi
Mobile phones are permitted but switch them to silent mode. Wifi is available on Beech Ward, so ask the ward staff for details.
We can arrange this service if needed.
Social Activities Co-ordinator
They offer a range of individual and group activities, based on each person’s likes and dislikes.
You can contact us from Monday to Sunday. We suggest that one person, nominated by the patient, make enquiries to the ward. We answer telephone calls as quickly as possible and appreciate if you could avoid times when the ward may be busy. Suggested telephone times are from 10.30am to 12pm, and 1.30pm to 7.30pm.
Patient confidentiality is essential. There are occasions when we're unable to share information. Contact the ward manager if you need to discuss this. Tel: +44 (0) 1534 443210
The team that support you consists of:
- nursing and medical staff
- physiotherapy and occupational therapy staff
- speech and language therapist
- clinical psychologist and social workers
Tel: +44 (0) 1534 443087
Tel: +44 (0) 1534 443210
Other sources of information
Alzheimer’s Association: +44 (0) 1534 623075
Age Concern: +44 (0) 1534 758922
Advocacy Service: +44 (0) 7797 716447