Inpatients

Cystic fibrosis patient and physioCystic fibrosis ward

Adult patients with CF who need to stay in hospital are almost always looked after on our 11-bedded isolation ward, C5.

C5 is on C level, West Wing, Southampton General Hospital, and close to the adult CF team and outpatient clinic rooms. All rooms are single with en-suite facilities. The sister in charge is Annette Mason.

In some circumstances, you might be cared for in a single room on another wards. This could be the case if you come in as a day admission for an intravenous infusion or a minor procedure. Wherever you are looked after in the hospital, our team will be closely involved in your day to day care.

Leisure facilities

We aim to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Facilities include:

  • laptops, set to watch live TV via internet (we can't guarantee availability)
  • television
  • free WiFi internet access
  • Wii Fit
  • Playstation 3
  • DVD collection
  • exercise bike
  • bedside telephone.

We are very grateful to all those who have raised money for our charitable funds to allow many of these items to be available.

Food and snacks

We provide meals tailored to suit your dietary needs, and our dietitians will review anyone who needs specific advice during their stay. There are some fridges available for you to have in your room to keep food in, but numbers are limited and some rooms don't have enough space. Food may be brought in and stored in the ward fridge if it has not already been into your room. For more information, please speak to a member of the CF or ward team.  

Our dietitians can also arrange for you to have a high calorie cooked breakfast if required.

Visiting times

Visiting times are from 3pm to 8pm, but there may be some flexibility, at the discretion of the senior ward nurse, in exceptional circumstances. 

Relatives can only stay over in extreme circumstances, but accommodation is available at Meller House (there is a charge for this). Speak to the C5 isolation ward sister or the nurse in charge for more information.

Infection control

Infection control is critical to everything we do. Doctors and nurses on ward rounds will always wear gown and gloves when coming into your room. They will also use alcohol gel to clean their hands before and after each consultation. If you have any questions or concerns please ask a member of the CF team. 

For infection control purposes, visitors should not sit on patient's beds or put their feet on them.