Ward 5 has 22 beds for babies, children and young people up to the age of 15. This includes eight cubicles which are for those requiring isolation nursing. This can be for reasons, such as protection from infections.
We also have the facilities to look after children with high dependency needs. This means that the doctor and nurses have decided that they need to be regularly reviewed by senior medical and nursing staff.
Visiting time for other visitors is between 2pm and 8pm. Children under the age of 16 may visit if accompanied by an adult. We ask visitors to avoid coming to the ward after 8pm, as this is quiet time for children to sleep.
Ward 5 is a very busy ward with limited space around the beds and we ask for no more than two visitors for each bed at any one time.
Please let the nursing staff know if there is anyone who you do not want to visit your child while they are in hospital. If this changes at any time please update the nursing staff.
Parents/carers are welcome and encouraged to be on the ward throughout the day and one parent or carer can stay overnight with your child if you wish. We provide chair beds or recliner chairs so you do not need to leave your child’s bedside.
Natalie Waters has worked at the hospital since 1998 and has been a member of Ward 5 staff since 2003. She is always happy to meet with parents/carers to discuss any issues or concerns you have whilst you and your child are in hospital.
Natalie can be contacted by phone on 01908 996 588 or via email at [email protected]