Doctor’s Ward Round
The Paediatricians hold a daily ward round that usually start at 9:30am, going on until 1:00pm.
The ward round is when a group of doctors – which is likely to include a consultant, registrar (trainee consultant) and junior doctors – visits each patient in turn to review their progress and treatment. The doctors will talk about your child’s condition and treatment as a way of helping all doctors learn and continually develop their skills.
Please try and be here at this time so you can discuss your child’s progress and treatment with the doctor. It is also an opportunity for you to ask the doctor any questions.
Sometimes treatment plans and medicines are quite complex but the doctor will take time to explain these to you.
In an effort to involve and include you and your child in decision-making around their care and discharge, we have launched an initiative called Red 2 Green. As part of this we have listened to parents and children and provided suggested questions you can ask:
- What is wrong with me/my child?
- What is my/my child’s plan of care for the next 2 hours and for the rest of the day?
- When can we go home?
- What needs to happen for us to go home?
- Do we need any follow-up appointments?