PRESENTATION OF THE UNIT
Unit 37 is a geriatric unit that manages multiple diseases affecting the elderly (cardiac, orthopaedic, pulmonary, acute renal failure, memory disorders).
The unit comprises 19 double rooms, with a potential capacity of up to 38 beds. Only 30 beds are occupied.
It is also an internal medicine unit that focuses on rehabilitation so that the patient does not lose his autonomy following his hospitalisation.
Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by the nurse in charge who will get you settled in your room.
The patient is managed by several health professionals such as the doctor, nurses, physiotherapist, speech therapist, psychologist and social worker.
Each room features:
- 2 electric beds with mattresses that are specially adapted for the elderly;
- 2 wheelchairs;
- 2 night stands;
- 2 telephones;
- 2 televisions;
- a bathroom.
A preference sheet will be given to you as you arrive.
You can always request a visit from the dietician during your stay.
SERVICES AND RELAXATION
TELEPHONE AND INTERNET
All rooms have telephone and internet connections. You will receive a personal code for the telephone when you register. If required you should also ask for access codes for the internet at the admissions department. Outside admissions opening hours, please feel free to ask for the access code at the reception.
All rooms have radio and flat screen television (with DVD player) with a remote control unit in your room. Please keep the volume within reasonable limits out of respect for your fellow patients.
Every Tuesday and Thursday volunteers from the Red Cross come round with books which you may borrow free of charge.
The post will be delivered every morning to your room. Ladies please ask your correspondents to indicate your maiden name on the envelop. The nursing staff will place your post in the post box at the reception, or if you are capable you may do it yourself. If necessary you may buy postage stamps here as well.
In each ward there is a relaxation area. Bicycles with a screen are also available. It is strictly forbidden to smoke in this area.
HAIRDRESSER - PEDICURE
If you wish, you may make an appointment for your hair and/or pedicure via the head nurse of your ward.
On your discharge, you will receive a discharge letter containing a medical report and a nurse report, as well as prescriptions for your treatment to be followed at home. A copy of your discharge summary will be sent to your primary care doctor.