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Ward D8

Spinal Unit


The spinal unit based on Ward D8 at the Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham sees a mixture of elective, traumatic and oncological conditions. Surgery predominantly includes lumbar, thoracic, and cervical operations but also non-surgical conditions such as LBP both acute and chronic. It is a 29 bedded unit of both male and female patients.


Ward Sister

Natasha Christian


Deputy Ward Managers

Sarah Dillon

Laura Sowerby

Kayleigh Greaves 

Betsy Thuluvath



Kamal Manek - Spinal Physiotherapy Team Leader

Alistair Murray - Senior Physiotherapist

Kim Woodcock - Assistant Physiotherapy Practitioner

Dawn Brooks - Therapy Assistant


Occupational Therapists

Fiona Mcloughlin - Spinal Occupational Therapy Team Leader

Helen Bunker- Senior Occupational Therapist

Sophie Laker- Senior Occupational Therapist

Annette Seedhouse – Occupational Therapy Assistant


Ward Adminstrator

John Byrns








Last updated: November 2020