Interesting ward combinations

  1. Hi guys,

    Just wondering if you have any interesting ward/unit combinations? I manage a gastroenterology and acute geriatric orthopaedic ward, it is a strange combination but all we talk about is poop!

    Before my hospital stopped doing burns the burns unit was on the same ward as the colorectal unit! However this was back in the 80s and apparently the NUM was a force to be reckoned with regard to infection control.
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  3. by   BrandonLPN
    Despite their best efforts to keep them in different halls, subacute rehab and old-school LTC *always* get mixed together in Skilled Nursing Facilities. Usually an undesirable situation for the rehabers.
  4. by   K+MgSO4
    We had a ward which was palliative care and subacute rehab was one way of motivating patients on the subacute side.....
  5. by   Hygiene Queen
    A geropsych unit mixed with anything else. Constant complaints from the middle-aged crowd there for things like depression. Yeah, depressed younger folks really want to endure Grandpa Smith drooling on his plate, constantly screaming and biting people, and Grandma Jones stealing their clothes because they think they're "shopping at Macy's" :/
  6. by   maxthecat
    One hospital I worked at had Pediatrics and Telemetry/Cardiac share a floor, with Peds at one end. I always felt sorry for the folks on Cardiac, who needed peace and quiet.
  7. by   brownbook
    It wasn't the same unit but a small county hospital where I worked L&D was at one end of the hallway and an Extended Care Unit, (skilled nursing facility) was at the other end. Many jokes about entering life at one end of the hallway and leaving at the other.

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