Ward nurses provide care and treatment for patients staying in hospital wards. They work as part of a team of health professionals involved in the patients’ treatment.
Ward nurses are usually the main point of contact for patients, and often act as the patient’s advocate within the team. As well as providing day-to-day care and treatment for patients, ward nurses also provide information for the patients and their families to help them understand their treatment and make informed decisions about their own healthcare.
Ward nurses usually specialise in either child or adult nursing, and often go onto specialise in particular types of conditions, such as respiratory conditions or maternity care.