Stonehouse Hospital provides high-quality Holistic Hospital Care for frail elderly patients. There is also a range of outpatient services.
The new hospital was opened in May 2004, replacing the former hospital which dated back to 1896.
Tel: 01698 794 000
The hospital includes inpatient single bedrooms and a full array of communal and more personal day rooms, including a specially designed relaxation (Snoezelen) room.
There is also a personal laundry room, large dining room, accommodation to allow families to stay overnight if needed, staff changing, shower and rest facilities and an enclosed garden space for patients and their families.
The hospital also has outpatient services for the surrounding community including:
- General medicine
- Ear nose and throat
- Speech and language therapy
- Physiotherapy – including a small gymnasium
Local groups can book the use of a multi-purpose meeting room in the hospital with priority given to groups with a health care agenda.
The Lockhart Unit is a 40-bedded care of the elderly unit for both male and female residents.
Tel: 01698 794 004
Normally, admissions are made to the unit following a period of assessment and rehabilitation in the department of medicine for the elderly in Hairmyres Hospital, Wishaw General and Monklands Hospital.
The consultant in charge of the Lockhart Unit is based in Hairmyres Hospital and visits Stonehouse Hospital weekly on a Tuesday.
There is emergency cover Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm supplied by the Avondale Medical Practice of GPs based in Strathaven. A doctor from the practice visits the unit every day – except Saturday and Sunday.
Should you or your relatives at any time wish to discuss your condition or any aspect of your care with a doctor, please speak to a nurse or nurse in charge of the unit who will be happy to arrange an appointment for you.
When you arrive, the hospital staff will settle you in and make sure that you are comfortable. They will show you the facilities in the unit and answer any questions which you have about your stay as fully as possible.
You will be given information to help you understand what is happening to you, and ensure you are involved in decisions that may need to be made about your care.
Staff will respect your personal preferences and your religious or cultural requirements and will do their best to accommodate them whenever possible.
Staff on the Unit
The unit provides a service to patients requiring community care assessment, continuing care or respite care using a multi-professional approach. The team consists of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, a dietician, podiatrist and dentist.
Your consultant or doctor prescribes the medical treatment required while you are in hospital. Nursing staff/named nurse The nurse in charge of the ward is called the Senior Charge Nurse or Sister. Other trained nurses include charge nurses, staff nurses and enrolled nurses. A staff nurse will be allocated as your named nurse and, in partnership with yourself, will be responsible for planning and organising your care, with the assistance of their team of associate nurses. Clinical support workers also assist with various aspects of care.
If required, a dietician will assess and give advice on of any special dietary requirements.
The physiotherapist may assess you in order to identify any special mobility problems. The physiotherapist can also provide advice on exercise, balance and use of walking aids.
Speech and Language Therapist
If you are having difficulty with communication and/or eating and swallowing difficulties, the speech and language therapist can provide a specialist assessment, diagnosis and therapy service.
This is a modern term for a chiropodist who can provide a fully comprehensive foot health service.
The Dentist is available by referral via the telephone for dental assessment and treatment as required.
Helping Staff to Learn
Stonehouse Hospital plays an important part in the training of students. NHS Lanarkshire hopes you will understand the need for students to gain experience and that you do not mind their presence.