Blacktown Hospital ward celebrates a year of complex care

Staff of Blacktown Hospital’s general medical ward celebrate one year.

Blacktown Hospital’s general medical ward (B27) has celebrated a year since it revealed a new look and feel with freshly refurbished rooms.

The ward treats patients who have complex medical issues such as conditions caused by drug and alcohol use, infectious diseases and renal disorders, along with many other medical specialties.

The staff of B27 work closely with occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, physiotherapists and allied health staff across the hospital.

Since opening, the ward has treated more than 1500 patients admitted via the emergency department and outpatient clinics.

Acting Blacktown Hospital nursing and midwifery director Rola Tawbe has acknowledged the doctors, nursing, and allied health teams for the complex specialist care they provide to patients.

“This department has consistently grown and developed partnerships throughout the facility to improve the patient experience and timely access to care,” Rola said.

“What makes this ward special is the diverse specialities and types of patients we treat.

“I thank the staff for their passion and commitment every day and for ensuring a seamless patient journey for this group of patients.

“On behalf of Blacktown and Mount Druitt executive staff: happy first birthday general medical ward!”