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Hawthorn and Hazel Wards

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Hawthorn and Hazel Wards provide a rehabilitation service from within the community or an acute hospital.  The wards provide a nurse/therapy led holistic pathway for inpatient rehabilitation to people who have an illness or fall and require rehabilitation from the multi-professional team to return home independently or with support from social services or reablement team.

The approach is person centred, comprehensive and cohesive to enable the people of Doncaster to remain independently as possible with the community.

Our aim

To provide extended period of rehabilitation in an inpatient setting for people who will benefit from assessment and therapy from specialist multi-disciplinary team.

Your rehabilitation team consist of?

  • Matron
  • Ward manager
  • Clinical lead
  • Registered nurses
  • Rehabilitation assistant
  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Speech and language therapist
  • Dietician
  • Pharmacist
  • Podiatrist 

Multidisciplinary Team

Hawthorn and Hazel Wards are nurse led and therapy led units, which means the people responsible for your care are the nurses and therapists.  On admission you will be allocated a named nurse and an associate nurse who will coordinate and individual plan of care with you.


The focus of care on both wards is rehabilitation and both are nurse/therapy led.  Patients may have had an illness or fall and require rehabilitation to return home independently or with support from social services or reablement team.

Medical cover for the ward is provided by Complex Care Practitioners and some cover by a local GP practice who are contracted to deliver medical cover. We also have some medical input from a Consultant Geriatrician. Your own GP will be notified of all changes to your medication and treatment when you are discharged. Any medical issues, for example changes to medication are dealt with via town centre GP practice who are contracted to deliver medical cover.  Your own GP will be notified of all changes to your medication and treatment when you are discharged.

Referrals to Hawthorn and Hazel Ward are only taken from healthcare professionals in hospital and community settings.  Patients can be admitted to the ward from home, care homes, A & E or other hospital wards.

The length of stay on Hawthorn and Hazel ward varies according to need, however, most people stay with us for about 7 days on Hawthorn or up to 28 days on Hazel ward.

Hawthorn Ward is an 18 bedded ward. The ward has three six bedded bays with toilet facilities at the entrances.  Bays are same sex accommodation.  There are also six single rooms, with washing facilities and accessible toilets.  We have a large day room with patio doors that open onto a well maintained garden. Staff encourages patients to use the day room for social engagement, activities, watching TV or listening to music.  Physiotherapy exercises and balance groups are also held in the day room.

Hazel ward is a 20 bedded unit that has a large day room that opens up to a patio and seated are for patients to participate in gardening activities or relaxing in the garden.  The dining room is spacious and light with a quiet room for patients and relatives to have privacy when required.  The ward consists of six single rooms with washing and toilet facilities.  There are two bays have four beds and one bay with five beds and an independent living area for one patient.  This facility includes a kitchen, bathroom and bedroom to promote self care, independence and confidence prior to discharge.

There are smaller quiet areas within the day room on both wards for patients and relatives to have more privacy should they wish.


We ask visitors if they have been feeling unwell in the past 48 hours that they should refrain from visiting until that are well again.

Hawthorn and Hazel have open visiting times, you can visit at any time. We only request that if you arrive at meal times could you please stay away from the dining room to respect patients privacy and dignity.

Hazel and Hawthorn Referral Form

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Contact us

Address: Tickhill Road Hospital, Weston Road, Balby, Doncaster DN4 8QN

Hawthorn Ward telephone: (01302) 796405

Hazel Ward telephone: (01302) 796402

These are direct telephone numbers for the unit.

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