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Surgical Ward 4

Where is Surgical Ward 4?
Surgical Ward 4 is located on the third floor of the green block.

What is Surgical Ward 4?
Surgical Ward 4 is a 24 bedded male ward that deals with general surgery. Patients are admitted to this ward through the Emergency Department and also as planned admissions for surgery.

Who will look after me?
A team of nurses managed by Mr. Victor Cuschieri, Nursing Officer, who is assisted by his deputy Mr. Alex Manche will care for the patient whilst in the ward.

The Consultant Surgeons who may have patients in this ward include Prof. Laferla, Mr. Schembri, Mr. Cassar and Mr. Caruana Dingli. However, there may be occasions where other Consultant Surgeons may have patients in this ward.

Meal times
Patients have the opportunity of ordering their lunch and dinner from an established menu. A staff member will go around the patients in the morning so the order is taken. The food that will be ordered will be for the next day.

Breakfast: 7.30am to 8am
Lunch: 11.30am to 12.30pm
Dinner: 5.30pm to 6.30pm

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)

Special permits for visiting outside the established visiting hours may be given to relatives on the discretion of the Nursing Officer.

Contacting the ward
To speak to the nurses on the ward, one may call on 2545 7040 – nursing staff will not give detailed medical information over the phone to protect patients’ right to confidentiality.