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 have unrestricted visiting during the day although we can only accommodate 1 resident parent overnight. We ask that there is only one parent after 8pm and that all siblings also leave by this time.  In exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the ward manager or clinical co-ordinator we may be able to accommodate another family member.  Parents can also apply for accommodation available in Ronald McDonald House.  This can be up to four family members.  Unfortunately this cannot be booked in advance and requires a deposit for your room.  Please ask the ward nurses for a form and more information.

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.