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Neuro Surgical Ward

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

What is Neuro Surgical Ward?
Neuro Surgical Ward is an 18 bedded mixed ward set up in 1983, and since then it has provided service to patients requiring neurosurgical treatment, (dealing with surgical interventions or investigations involving the brain or the spine area). Patients are admitted to this ward mainly as planned admissions, however there are occasions where admissions occur on emergency basis. Pre operative assessment prior surgery is carried out in this ward.

Who will look after me?
A team of nurses managed by Mr. Mario Sammut, Nursing Officer, who is assisted by his deputy Mrs. Marianne Farrugia will care for the patient whilst in the ward.

The two consultant Neuro Surgeons are Dr. A. Zrinzo and Dr. Jasmina Djukic​.

Meal times
Patients have the opportunity of ordering their lunch and dinner from an established menu. A staff member will ask each patient in the evening the order of choice. The food that will be ordered will be distributed 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 6210 – nursing staff will not give detailed medical information over the phone to protect patients’ right to confidentiality.