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A4 – Elective Medical Unit

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What we do…

On behalf of the team who will be caring for you, we would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Russells Hall Hospital.

This elective medical unit treats over 6000 patients a year from six different specialities to help control and alleviate their medical conditions and avoid hospital admission. Our treatments range from infusions, transfusions and injections, to biopsies and paracentesis drains. We pride ourselves on the standard of care we give and the relationships we build with our patients.

Opening hours and contact details

We are open from Monday to Friday, 8am – 8pm.

Our contact number is 01384 244096.

Please bring with you the following items, as appropriate:

  • Address and telephone number of next of kin
  • Your letter of admission (if applicable)
  • Spectacles, hearing/walking aids etc.
  • A list of medication you take
  • A urine sample for testing (if requested)

Normally, a recent blood test is needed for you to have your treatment.  If you feel unwell, please contact the unit before attending. A nurse will be able to advise you on whether your treatment can go ahead.  You will be offered drinks and sandwiches, however please feel free to bring your own supplies with you.

We look forward to meeting you.

What NOT to bring with you

Please do not bring the following into hospital with you:

  • Alcohol, tobacco or tobacco products
  • Outdoor clothing
  • TV and radio
  • Money and valuables

Patient Information

Ultrasound guided Liver Biopsy

CT guided Lung Biopsy

Ultrasound guided Renal Biopsy


Blood tranfusion

Useful information

This service is available at:

  • Russells Hall Hospital

Where to find us

  • Ward A4, ground floor, west wing, Russells Hall Hospital

Telephone numbers

  • 01384 456111 ext. 2096 or 3365

Service details

Clinical directorate

  • Cancer Services

Management team

  • Shahid Kauser
    Clinical director

Nursing leads

  • Julie Walklate
  • Elizabeth Cole
    Lead nurse