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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Post Acute Unit (PAU)

The purpose of this 21 bed nurse-led unit is to provide ongoing post acute enablement care, and continue discharge planning for patients who are medically fit to leave hospital. Therapies and social work cover are available, to enable patients to gain as much independence as possible.

Ward Sisters

  • Lynda Huard
  • Michelle Payne

Deputy Sisters

  • Sarah Goodchild
  • Rejoice Sithole

Coming to the PAU

When you arrive we will show you to a bed. A nurse will look after you. They will be given information about your condition from the nurse who brought you to the unit. They may need to check some things that you have had tested before, such as your blood pressure.

Please ask a member of staff to direct you to toilets and showers. There is a bell next to your bed if you need help.

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Staying in hospital

Do not be afraid to ask questions when the consultant is with you; it is a good opportunity. It can be helpful to make notes of questions you want to ask, if you think you will forget when you see the consultant.

If you remain in hospital for more than a day, a member of your consultant's team will see you each week day.

Telephone enquiries from family and friends

Please nominate one person only to call us on behalf of all your family and friends.

  • Tel: 01865 220969 (portable phone) / 220978

Nurses will give general information by telephone but will not give out details about your diagnosis.

Food and drink

You will be asked to fill out a menu: special diets such as diabetic and halal are available, so please ask a member of staff if you require these. If you miss your meal, snacks are available.


It is best not to bring items of value into hospital. Please place any items into a well-labelled bag. The Trust does not accept liability for any items brought into the hospital other than those stored in the hospital safe.

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Find us and contact us

Post Acute Unit (PAU)

  • Ward 7F, Level 7, John Radcliffe Hospital
  • Visiting times are flexible: we support John's Campaign
  • Tel: 01865 220969 (portable phone) / 220978

If you have any comments about your stay in PAU:

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