Ruby Ward

Ruby ward is a 14 bed inpatient unit catering for older people with acute mental health difficulties.

Our aim is to deliver evidence based nursing care ensuring people are treated with kindness, dignity and respect  by providing a caring, responsive, effective, well led and safe environment.

The team consist of a consultant psychiatrist, nurses, occupational therapists and assistants, physiotherapists, health care workers, psychologists and GPs.

Patients will also be offered therapeutic activities by the ward team and be reviewed by the consultant during the weekly ward review.

We have three four bed dormitories and two side rooms which are used for patients with more complex needs. Families are not allowed in the dormitories to provide privacy and dignity for other patients in these areas.

Protecting our patients

When visiting any of our inpatient wards you must wash your hands, follow our 2m social distancing policy and wear a face covering  where required to do so.

Wards may insist upon other individual arrangements to help protect you during your visit. We advise for all visitors to contact the ward staff ahead of their visit to check for further guidance.

Further information can be found on our website here

Arrangements for under 18’s to visit

Under 18’s are not allowed on the ward. If you have a child under the age of 18 who wishes to visit please speak to a member of ward staff who will arrange a family room to be booked for your visit.

Items not allowed on the ward:

Please refrain from bringing the following items onto the ward:

  • glass mirrors
  • alcohol or drugs
  • plastic bags
  • coat hangers
  • lighters

When bringing items onto the ward for your loved one please declare this to a member of staff as the item may need to be locked away for safety reasons.

Further information

Ruby ward can be found in Brown Zone of Medway Maritime Hospital. Please park in the main Medway Maritime Hospital patient car park during your visit to the ward.