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Neuro Medical Ward

Where is Neuro Medical Ward?
Neuro Medical Ward is located on the second floor of the yellow block.

What is Neuro Medical Ward?
Neuro Medical Ward is a twenty-three mixed bedded ward, which before migration to Mater Dei Hospital, was known as M8. Neuro Medical Ward caters for patients suffering from neurological problems such as: brain tumours, cerebrovascular accident, fits, Mestina Gravis, Multiple Sclerosis and Spinal Tumours.
We provide the service to several day cases as well for those who require intravenous treatment and Lumbar Punctures.
Weekly clinics are also held in our ward for Botox and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).
At Neuro Medical Ward there is a rehabilitation room (small gym), used by physiotherapists and occupational therapists to perform intensive physiotherapy on patients being nursed in our ward and also for those clients nursed in neurosurgical ward (NSW).
On the 14th may 2012, a new service called ‘The long term EEG telemetry’ was launched at Neuro Medical ward. It's scope is to detect if seizures or pseudo seizures are present. Normally it is carried out over a period of 5 days (day and night), from Monday morning till Saturday morning.

Who will look after me?

A team of trained nurses managed by Mr. Joseph Camilleri – Charge Nurse, who is assisted by his deputy Mr. Christopher Azzopardi, care for the patients during their stay in our ward.
The four Neurologists Consultants who admit patients at Neuro Medical Ward are:- Dr. Norbert Vella (Chairman of Neuro Science Department), Dr. Josanne Aquilina, Dr. Malcolm Vella and Dr. Maria Mallia.

Meal Times
Clients in our ward have the opportunity of ordering their lunch and dinner from an established menu. On daily basis, a team member in the morning will ask each patient for his/her choice of food. The patient’s choice of food is then ordered, and distributed the following day.
Breakfast: 7:30
Lunch: 11:30
Dinner: 17:15

Visiting Times
Official visiting times are:
Monday to Sunday (including public holidays):
11:30 to 13:00 (2 visitors at any one time)
15:00 to 20:00 (2 visitors at any one time)

Contacting the Ward
For information one can contact the staff on duty at Neuro Medical Ward on the following lines: 2545 6220 or 2545 6221. Callers must bear in mind that sensitive medical data regarding the client, will not be given over the phone, in view of patient's privacy and data protection act.