Our colorectal team

The colorectal team is situated on the third floor of the main hospital at 20 Devonshire Place and comprises 16 rooms all with en-suite facilities.

Our specialists

The team consists of a nursing manager who is responsible for managing day to day activities, day and night clinical sisters who will be directly involved in looking after you, and day and night nurses allocated to individual patients.

In addition the team has health care assistants who work alongside the registered nurses to care for patients and a ward coordinator who is responsible for day to day administrative support.

The team also comprises a clinical assistant and a qualified doctor who visits daily to monitor your progress and liaises with your consultant.

There are two colorectal nurse practitioners who can answer any questions and are involved in your discharge plan.

The team's close links with other departments

The colorectal team has its own experienced physiotherapist who provides ongoing support if you are in ICU and continues upon your return your room. She will refer you to the occupational therapist should the need arise. 

There is a dedicated pharmacist who visits the area daily and reviews your prescription chart to make sure the medication is being used effectively for your condition. He supplies medication for you to use during your stay and when you are being discharged. 

In addition there is the resident dietitian who can advise on dietary needs. Should you require more complex feeding such as Intravenous feeding regimes, we have a dedicated TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition Team) who visit the 3rd floor daily to review your needs and adjust the calories and supplements in the food you are prescribed.

This team consists of a pharmacist and dietitian who liaise with the clinical assistant and clinical sister.

Meet some of the colorectal team members