For patients
& visitors

Bedwell

Oncology ward including haematology and palliative care.

Ward details

On Bedwell ward we try to ensure that the patient is treated in a holistic way. We involve the families as much as they want to be involved and support them throughout their time on the ward.

We look after patients with cancer aged 18 years onwards. We have six side rooms and one bay containing 12 female beds.

We also operate a transfusion room located behind the main reception on the right hand side of the ward, which contains six chairs and is used for blood transfusions.

Manager

Sister Andrea Turner

Ward telephone number

01702 385315

Contact email address

andrea.turner@southend.nhs.uk 

Location

Gd, Cardigan Building

Speciality

Oncology including haematology and palliative care

Business unit

Diagnostic and therapeutic

Visiting and other instructions

Visiting hours are between 07:00 and 21:00. 

Please keep visitors to a maximum of two per bed, unless you have made other arrangements with the ward manager in advance.  If a patient is very unwell you may be able to arrange extended visiting hours by meeting with the Ward manager.

Please bare in mind the meal times and we ask that relatives try to avoid visiting at this time if possible If you would like to speak with a doctor, please arrange an appointment with the Ward clerk or one of the nurses.

If you would like to speak with the Ward manager she is available most afternoons Moday to Friday.  Alternatively, please make an appointment with the Ward clerk.

As a patient on this ward, you may be under the care of one or more of these consultants

Oncology

Dr Imtiaz Ahmed

Dr Hafiz Algurafi

Dr Abby Cyriac

Dr Gairin Sara Dancey

Dr Rafiqul Islam

Dr Awais Jalil

Dr Krishnaswamy Madhavan

Dr Helena Nam

Dr Stephen Nicholson

Dr George Sioftanos

Dr David Tsang

Dr Jeremy Whelan (Medical Oncologist - joint with University College, London Hospital)

Palliative 

Dr Rosalyn Foo Shu Fern

Dr Patricia Ahlquist 

Dr Jennifer Balls

Dr Kate Gretton

Dr Catherine O'Doherty

Dr Melanie Jane Piggott (also based at Basildon Hospital) 

Haematology

Dr Paul Cervi (joint with Basildon) 

Dr Mohammed Islam

Dr Pallavi Kalkur

Dr Christna Zouvelou

Specialist teams  who care for patients on this ward

  • Macmillan nurses
  • Palliative nurses 
  • Cancer specialist nurses

Postal address

Bedwell ward
Southend Hospital
Prittlewell Chase
Westcliff on Sea
Essex
SS0 0RY