The Lennard Jones Intestinal Failure Unit at St Mark’s Hospital is a specialist centre dedicated to the assessment and management of patients with intestinal failure. The Unit is supported by a multidisciplinary team who offer a comprehensive approach to patients with intestinal failure receiving parenteral (feeding intravenously) or enteral (tube feeding) nutrition.
The team perform a nutritional assessment, design a nutrition regime, and address electrolyte/metabolic derangements whilst offering support for education and training with nutritional input. The intestinal failure unit at St Mark’s is made up of medical, surgical and nurse consultants who work alongside the team of nutrition nurses, pharmacists, dietitians and administrative staff.
The Intestinal Failure Unit consists of 20 beds which are made up with four bays and eight single-side rooms. In keeping with the Trust and Dignity policy, we practice same-sex accommodation. There are four large bays consisting of four beds in each bay. The side rooms are only used for screening and isolation. Once the screening process has been completed patients are moved into open bays.
The unit is made up of medical, surgical and nurse consultants who work alongside the team of nutrition nurses, pharmacists, dietitians and administrative staff.