What we do:
Hawick Community Hospital is a multidisciplinary health resource for all the surrounding areas and is situated centrally within the town next the river teviot and Wilton Lodge Park.
About our services:
The inpatient area has 23 inpatient beds for GP acute services, with a linked 24-hour nurse led minor injury treatment service. A consultant outpatient department also operates from the hospital. Also within the unit there is a 15 place Day Hospital for multidisciplinary assessment of patients in the community with medical issues.
Westport Day unit is now also within the building and has 15 daily placements for patients with dementia also in need of multidisciplinary assessment.
Deanview (formally Princes Street Day Unit) is also situated within the building and offers support to patients in the community with mental health problems. Elliot Lodge is also based in the unit.
At Hawick Community Hospital we aim to provide the highest quality of care ensuring involvement of all of the members of the multidisciplinary teams.
Staff strive at all times to maintain patients independence and recognise their individuality using a team nursing approach.
Relatives and carers are actively encouraged to be involved in the holistic approach to care by close liaison with the patient's named nurse.
At Hawick Community Hospital we endeavor to update our professional skills to ensure continuing high quality care.
A system of Team Nursing is in operation within Hawick Community Hospital. On admission each patient is allocated to a nursing team. Each team has a team leader who is responsible for monitoring and developing standards of care within that team. Each patient will be allocated a named nurse from their team who is responsible for ensuring assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care. The named nurse makes contact with the patient within 24 hours of their admission.
A preliminary discharge date will be set for all patients within 72 hours of admission. This discharge date will be reviewed on a regular basis at least weekly. The patient's discharge will be planned and co-ordinated by the named nurse and involve the multi-disciplinary team as appropriate. The named nurse will ensure that patient and their relatives or carer are aware of discharge date and, where appropriate, a home care package is in place and start date is confirmed. The GP will ensure that the patient has the necessary medication to take home and provide written communication to all consultants involved in patient's care.
How to access our services:
In-patient services are accessed via the patient's GP. Minor Injury services can be accessed directly by members of the public.