Access around this floor is restricted so you might find it easier to check in at reception here. There is a small children's play area (but the best one is on the lower ground floor) and a water fountain. There are two WCs on this floor, one of which is accessible and contains a baby changing facility. If you have arrived early, please ask for a pager so that you can visit the café downstairs. There is a great view onto the street from here and down into the café atrium. The waiting area has a television that can be used to relay information to patients or to view appropriate television programmes. Past experience has taught us that some visitors like to catch up with the news, sporting events, events of national interest or children's programmes. Please ask if you have a particular request.
The first floor includes consulting rooms 7-8 and a ninth room used for pre-operative assessment. The plaster room is also on this floor and is used by both nursing and orthotics; the treatment room where you may have tests, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. You will be escorted to all of these areas from the waiting area. Please note that you may not be called for examination in order of arrival in the department. This is because the clinical staff may have booked appointments with some patients or may place clinical priorities above you.
The first floor is a quiet place to rest and relax for patients who are on a trolley. A TV is available and nursing staff are close by to assist patients if required.