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Oakdale Ward is a 29 bedded ward, which provides care for patients with stroke, neurology, oncology and haematological conditions.

Due to the impact of planning for Coronavirus, visiting times have changed. Click here for the latest news.

We are a dedicated team, including stroke nurses who provide acute assessment of patients with stroke symptoms in the Emergency Department, 24 hours a day. This service enables us to provide thrombolysis, if appropriate, for certain types of stroke.

We have nurses who deliver inpatient chemotherapy to patients with haematological cancers. We also take calls out of hours to our oncology helpline, triage patients based on their symptoms, and give advice to patients undergoing chemotherapy. In addition to our highly trained and caring nurses, we have a dedicated team of doctors and work closely with other members of our multi-disciplinary team to provide high standards of patient care.

We want to make you feel as comfortable as possible when you visit our wards, and all our staff aim to adhere to our values of Passionate, Respectful, and Responsible. Find out more information about our vision and values.

Key staff

Ward Manager: Martine Bennett

Matron: Gemma Gregory

Stroke Specialist Nurse: Jackie Strover

Haematology, Neurology, Oncology, and Stroke.
Visiting Times
2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm. Up to two visitors can visit a patient at any one time. Booking is not required. Please do not visit if you have symptoms of a respiratory illness (cold/flu-like illness) or you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days.
Ward Manager
Martine Bennett
Second floor, Strayside Wing, Harrogate District Hospital
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