Ward 29 – Ear, Nose and Throat / Regional Head and Neck Unit / Regional Skull Base Unit
Ward 29 on the Royal Hospitals site is a 20 bed inpatient ward with:
- Ear, nose and throat (ENT) beds
- Regional Head and Neck Unit
- Regional Skull Base Unit
There is also an ENT Day of Surgery Unit with nine day case trolleys.
Ward 29 provides surgery or treatment for a variety of reasons, for example:
- neck dissections
- total laryngectomy
- scopes for diagnostic purposes
- ENT / airway emergencies
- acoustic neuroma surgery
- ear surgery
- sinus surgery
A range of healthcare professionals may provide care during your stay on Ward 29. These include:
- consultant otolaryngologists – doctors who specialise in ear, nose and throat conditions
- head and neck consultants – doctors who specialise in disorders of the head and neck, including head and neck cancer
- specialist trainees – doctors in the consultant training programme
- head and neck specialist nurses – nurses who provide specialist care for patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer
- registered nurses with specialist ENT / head and neck / airway training
- speech and language therapist
- clerical staff
We accept referrals from GPs or other hospital departments.
Following your referral, you will be seen in ENT Outpatients / the Rapid Access Clinic for a consultation.
Most surgical treatment takes place in Ward 29.
Level 3 EENT Building
Royal Victoria Hospital
Ward 29 is open 365 days a year.
Phone: 028 9615 0414
National Tracheostomy Safety Project
British Acoustic Neuroma Association
National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs
Macmillan Cancer Support
Cancer Focus NI
British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists (BAHNO)