Ward 75 – General Paediatrics & Medical Gastroenterology

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Ward 75 is a 28 bedded acute general paediatric admissions and paediatric gastroenterology ward that also support our tertiary care specialities and have a close working relationship to oncology and respiratory patients. We work closely with CAMHS and galaxy house.

modern matron and ward manager

The patients we see are aged between 0-18 years old from a diverse cultural & social population

We see short and long-term stays supporting children who have been previously fit and well together with our regular attenders who have chronic and complex medical needs

We work in close partnership with families and carers as well as external agencies and support an efficient patient flow facilitating admissions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We see over 2500 patients per year.

Awards

We won unsung hero award 2017 and our housekeeper Debbie Holt has won the family favourite award and our band 2 team have won the best supporting team award for 2018!

We are currently accredited SILVER and are aiming for gold this year!

Staff

Modern Matron – Kathryn Stanton

Ward Manager – Annabel Simmonds

Junior Sisters/Charge Nurse

Joanne Taylor

Debbie Davies

Natalie Hughes

Lucy Miller

Janine Duffy

Keeley Glover

Faye Wilson

Kate Spence

 

Clinical Educator

Amy Gray

 

Location

Ground Floor
Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9WL

Contact Details

Telephone: 0161 701 7500

Visiting Times

Parents of patients have unrestricted visiting. All other visitors may visit between 1.00 pm and 5.00 pm and again from 6.00 pm until 8:00 pm. The ward operates a policy of protected mealtimes between 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm, and from 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm where all non-essential work stops to allow the children to enjoy their meal in peace and quiet. The main ward lights are also turned off at this time to encourage a quiet environment. Visitors will not be allowed on the ward during these times so please do not be offended if you are asked to leave.

Activities

Ward 75 has a playroom staffed by our Play Specialist Chris Lord. The play room has various activities for children of all ages and abilities. Our Play Specialist is available for distraction and preparation therapies. We have televisions and DVD players available for patients to use. There is also a Wii, play station and an X Box. The children have access to school, Giggle Doctors and Alfie the Dog is a regular visitor.

Facilities for Parents and Carers

We are able to accommodate one parent sleeping by the bedside. We also have a parent’s shower room and sitting room.