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Ward: F9   Number of beds: 33
Site: Frimley Park

Directorate: Medicine  
Speciality: Gastroenterology and hepatology

Working as a nurse on F9 at Frimley Park

Ward F9 is an acute medical ward catering predominately for the needs of gastroenterology and hepatology patients.

F9 provides a fast paced and challenging environment to further develop your clinical skills, knowledge and understanding.  We have a high patient acuity and we now take all of the acute upper gastrointestinal bleed patients within the trust.

You will care for patients with a variety of medical conditions and gain experience in looking after the acutely unwell patient and the subsequent escalation of care.

Education and learning is a key priority within the ward. We aim to help all staff develop their knowledge and skills to fulfil their role. You will have the chance to gain all your clinical competencies as well as ward specific ones such as the administration of parenteral nutrition. We have a ward specific learning pack available and have teaching sessions run within the ward setting on a regular basis.

Through CPD funding from the trust we are currently able to support staff to undertake the mentorship course and a liver disease module available at Kings College University which is only available to staff working with F9.

On a day to day basis the ward is coordinated and managed by a sister / charge nurse. We have a team of junior sisters / charge nurses and ensure that every shift has senior cover to ensure that staff has the clinical support they require. They are also able to provide mentorship to newly qualified nurses and assist with signing off competencies and completing appraisals.

Within F9 we work closely with other teams and areas within the hospital such as endoscopy, the nutrition nurses, IBD specialist nurse, alcohol liaison nurses and liver specialist nurses. There is scope and opportunity to spend some time working alongside these roles either within the ward setting or for visits to gain a better understanding and knowledge of how we all work together as a multi-disciplinary team. 

Senior sister: 
Rebecca Richards

Vera Wakatama

Head of nursing:
Phillipa Hooton

Phillipa Hooton

Contact number of ward: 01252 649341