The Children’s Ward is staffed by Doctors and Nurses who specialise in treating children and are available 24 hours a day to assess and care for children.
The Children’s Ward is staffed by Doctors and Nurses who specialise in treating children and are available 24 hours a day to assess and care for children. The ward cares for children up to their 18th birthday (for 16 to 17 year olds it may be more appropriate for them to be cared for on an adult ward. This will be discussed with them).
We have three high dependency beds on the ward for very unwell children. Children who require more specialised treatment are generally referred to Sheffield Children’s Hospital or Leeds Paediatric Intensive Care Units through Embrace (specialist transport service in Yorkshire and Humber for critically unwell babies and children).
There are family-friendly rooms for children and facilities for a parent or guardian to stay in a bed next to children overnight. These are a mix of individual cubicles and beds in bays. The ward can care for up to 30 children.
The ward includes a playroom, dining room, therapy rooms, and a separate room for older children.
In addition to the Children’s ward beds there is also the Children’s Day Surgery Unit and the regional Children's Burns Unit next to the Children’s ward.
What our patients say
All staff involved in my sons care from admission to discharge provided excellent service.
The following video has been produced to help children awaiting surgery to know what to expect when they're admitted to the Children's Ward. Knowing what to expect can help children and families to be prepared and can alleviate concerns.
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