This page was last updated: November 11th, 2022
If older people living with frailty are assessed with the ambulance service and frailty specialist nursing service to require a short inpatient stay, to receive investigations and treatment, they can be admitted to the inpatient side of the ward. Here alongside these interventions, a rapid discharge plan is co-ordinated to reduce any un-necessarily long stay in hospital. A stay in these beds is usually one or two days.
Wheal Vor Ward is also a Training Centre for Health Care Support Workers. We bring into the organisation people who are new to care roles and provide practical training for them in a structured and co-ordinated way. These ‘new-to-care’ recruits are supervised by the core ward team and undertake a six-week ‘Introduction to Care’ course. This leads to a National Care Certificate on completion and opportunities to work elsewhere within our Trust or across the NHS system.
Visiting times are by prior arrangement, in accordance with the Trust’s updated Covid Visitors’ policy. Visiting someone in hospital – latest arrangements
You will need to provide evidence of a negative PCR or lateral flow test every time you visit the ward. You can contact the ward by calling 01872 25 2191.
Wheal Vor Ward is located on the first floor of the new Tremenel Unit, between Tower Block and the Princess Alexandra Wing.(Note: access is via the Ground Floor).
Wheal Vor Ward is accessed via the GROUND FLOOR of Tower Block, close to the Eye Unit. When you enter the Tower Block, follow signs to the Eye Unit and then for Wheal Vor Ward. Walk through the short link corridor into the Tremenel Unit and then up the stairs or take the lift to the first floor.
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