Trauma and orthopaedics transitional ward


The Firs, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital site (next to the Ark Conference Centre)

Clinical matron

Megan Atkinson

Sister / Charge nurse

Emma Bishop

Visiting hours

Open visiting between 8.30am and 8.30pm, every day

Useful information

The Firs is a 17 bedded transitional short-stay ward for trauma and orthopaedic patients who do not need acute medical support but still need additional therapy input before leaving hospital (either to go to their home or dedicated in-patient rehabilitation).

We encourage our patients to get dressed everyday as you would do at home. Well fitting, comfortable and supportive footwear is essential.

All toiletries are required.

Snacks and drinks can be brought in, please check with the nurse that what you bring is suitable and safe.

Contacting Us

Please be aware we are a busy ward but will answer your call as quickly as possible. It is recommended that families allocate one member to contact the ward and feedback any updates accordingly. Please be aware that we are only able to give limited information out over the phone.