Rushmere day unit


Specialty: Medical

Contact number: 01473 702 223

Visiting our wards and departments

This is a nurse-led unit and we treat patients from all specialties.

The unit has 15 treatment areas – a bay with 8 recliner chairs specifically used for giving infusions and a 7 bed area used for procedures.

Regular infusions given on Rushmere are:

  • Infliximab
  • immunoglobulins
  • blood products
  • rituximab
  • Tocilizumab
  • Abatacept
  • Zolendronic acid
  • iron infusions

Some of the procedures undertaken on the unit are:

  • biopsies
  • chest drains
  • PICC line insertions
  • paracentesis
  • lumbar punctures
  • transesophageal echocardiograms
  • venesections

The unit is also the base for the OPAT team (Outpatient Parenteral Antibiotic Team) and the PICC service (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters).

Call: 01473 702 223

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm.

Car park and entrance:

  • Nearest car park is G
  • Entrance 8 (maternity)
  • This ward is located on the first floor

Accessibility information from AccessAble

Meal times:

Sandwiches and light refreshments are available for patients at the times below.  Please bring in your own snacks for other times of the day.

  • Lunch: 12pm
  • Dinner: 5pm

Hot drinks are available.  These are provided by the Rushmere charitable fund – donations to the fund are appreciated but not compulsory.



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