High Dependency Unit

Our High Dependency Unit (HDU) is an anaesthetic led, seven-bedded purpose built facility which comprises five individual bed space areas and two isolation rooms. We work to provide a high standard of skilled, responsive and quality nursing care, delivered by a named nurse for patients.

We care for patients who have undergone extensive or complicated orthopaedic surgery or who have been identified at the Pre-Operative Assessment Clinic who may require closer post-operative nursing care. Our HDU also provides care to our patients who are being nursed on the general wards, and whose condition is deteriorating clinically, or are causing concern.

HDU provides close nursing monitoring and interventions to level 2 patients.  We work as part of a large multidisciplinary team (MDT) including anaesthetics, medical doctors and physiotherapists.

We also have an Outreach Team that follow up all HDU patients upon discharge to one of our ward’s to ensure good clinical progress continues.


Contact Us:

Please phone the unit on (01691) 404275 (direct line) before visiting as you may be asked to wait in our visitors area if the unit is accepting a patient back from theatre. 

Please feel free to ring the unit at any time day or night.