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Ward 29 – Ear, Nose and Throat / Regional Head and Neck Unit / Regional Skull Base Unit

What the service does
Who provides the service
How to access the service
Location of service
Opening hours and contact details
Useful links


What the service does

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
  • thyroidectomy
  • tracheostomy
  • scopes for diagnostic purposes
  • ENT / airway emergencies
  • acoustic neuroma surgery
  • ear surgery
  • sinus surgery
  • tonsillectomy

Who provides the service

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
  • pharmacist
  • speech and language therapist
  • dietitian
  • physiotherapists
  • clerical staff

How to access the service

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.

Location of service

Ward 29
Level 3 EENT Building
Royal Victoria Hospital
Belfast
BT12 6BA

Download a map with directions to Ward 29.

Opening hours and contact details

Ward 29 is open 365 days a year.

Phone: 028 9615 0414

Useful links

ENT UK
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)


Locations where this service is delivered