Intermediate dependency area (IDA)

The intermediate dependency area (IDA) provides close monitoring during the initial period post major surgery, patients stepping down from Intensive care or those patients entering an acutely ill phase.

Visiting times

11:00 to 20:00

No flowers allowed

Please be aware that visitors may be asked to leave at any time to enable important care to be delivered.

Visiting times leaflet


01223 217873
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About the ward: 

The length of patient stay is dependent on their medical condition and rate of recovery. If clinically safe to do so, patients can be discharged anytime day or night in event of medical emergencies.

Finding us: 

The intermediate dependency area can be found on level 4 of the main hospital building.

From the main hospital entrance: Upon entering main reception turn right into the concourse and bear left towards the lifts. Take the stairs or public lifts to level 4, turn left and IDA is on the right hand side.

For security, there is an intercom at the ward door.

If you are visiting a patient who is likely to be hospitalised for two weeks or more, you can get a discounted parking ticket from the main reception. This allows you to exit from the car parks for 14 consecutive days from the day you validate the ticket.