Shower rooms & Toilet Facilities
Each single room has its own ensuite bathroom and toilet.
All patients have access to the Internet via WiFi service for patients throughout the unit. You are welcome to bring your own laptops and tablets, but the hospital does not take responsibility for loss or damage.
Mobile phones are allowed on the unit as we realise how important social networking is to this age group, but we request you keep them on silent please.
The Play Team regularly undertake play sessions with groups of patients and work individually with the less mobile. They spend time with you going through what to expect should you be going to theatre and they have many distraction toys and games. They will also include siblings in their play sessions.
Schooling in hospital is a legal requirement. We have a school on the ward. Teachers will meet with you on arrival and go through what school work you need to undertake. Many patients bring in work from their own schools and our teachers offer support with this. We have laptops available to assist with this.
This takes place at 07.30 and 19.30 for half an hour. The nurse in charge undertakes this off of the unit.
The Paediatricians undertake a round at 10 am on a daily basis. They will be reviewing your general health and medication. Your surgeon will visit you at some stage throughout your stay as will their medical team. A nurse will be in attendance during these visits.