Springfield Hospital is a 64 bedded hospital.
All patient rooms have en-suite bathroom facilities. We also
have twin bedded rooms offering ideal accommodation for parents and
children or co-dependent relatives. Patients are looked after
by trained nurses who are supported by healthcare assistants.
Springfield has close associations with Anglia
Ruskin University and actively supports student nurse training
through the provision of appropriately trained mentors.
All patients must be admitted under the care
of a Consultant. A Resident Medical Officer is available to provide
on site medical support, 24 hours a day.
We have a Ward Manager, Sisters and Senior
Staff nurses to lead the nurse team. In addition we have Nurse
Specialists for Oncology /Chemotherapy: Plastic
surgery: Orthopaedics: Breast Care and Urology.
The Hospital acquired infection rate nationally (all infections) is
9% (National Audit Office). However at Springfield this figure is
Although we very rarely have patients who
develop MRSA at Springfield, we do have patients that have been
transferred from another Hospital or Nursing homes who are positive
MRSA. These patients are isolated until they are free of
All patients undergoing major surgery are
screened at our Pre-Admission clinic for MRSA. If a patient is
transferred in from another hospital, the patient will be MRSA
swabbed and barrier nursed until we have clear results. All of our
staff are trained to understand the importance of hand washing when
dealing with patients.
High Dependency Unit
Springfield Hospital can provide Critical Care
facilities up to level 2. All beds are fully equipped for
cardiac and invasive monitoring including central venous pressure
and blood pressure monitoring. All beds are fully equipped
with an oxygen supply. Senior nursing staffs are qualified in
Critical Care and we have a critical care lead nursing sister.