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Here you will be able to ask the ward clerks for your car parking permit, lockers for your personal belongings and breast pumps to loan for expressing.  Our ward clerks are always very happy to help with anything.

Please note that breast pumps are not loaned out at the Wythenshawe site. Please ask your nurse for further details.

Expressing rooms

Oxford Road Campus

There are two expressing rooms on the unit where you can peacefully sit and express your milk for your baby. There are a number of pumps that stay on the unit so that if you wanted to you can express at the cot side.


There is one expressing room on the unit at Wythenshawe and we encourage mothers to express by their baby’s cot side.

Ward round

Oxford Road Campus

Ward round in the Intensive Care rooms happen between 9.00 am – 11.30 am.  For this we ask that you do not visit due to confidential reasons, however you can be present for when the doctors are seeing your baby.


Ward rounds start at 9.00 am and finish around 11.00 am. The times may alter if the unit is busy. You are encouraged to visit the ward round when your baby is being discussed with the team. We ask you to wait in the sitting room until your baby is seen and then leave the room until the ward round has finished. Other visitors are not allowed during the ward round.

Milk kitchens

There are two milk kitchens on the unit for the storage of your milk. When you begin to express you will be given a tray number.  This is where you will store your milk for the rest of your stay, whether it’s in the fridge or the freezer.  In these kitchens there are also sterilisers where you will be able to sterilise your expressing equipment, baby’s bottles and dummies.  When your items have been sterilised you must remove the straight away with the tongues provided as this is an infection risk.

Parents’ Kitchen

Oxford Road Campus

The kitchen is located to the right just before bedroom 1. There is a fridge, microwave, storage and a water dispenser, May we ask that you keep the facilities clean and tidy for others to use.  The kitchen is for resident parents only. Please clearly label and only consume your own food and drink.


The parents kitchen at Wythenshawe is located within the sitting room.

Parents’ Sitting Room

Oxford Road Campus

The sitting room is a quiet, comfortable area for parents to relax.  There are reading books for adults and children and a computer.  The login details are next to the computer or available from reception, should you require internet access. There is NO sleeping in the sitting room.  The sitting room is for parents only, therefore visitors are politely asked not to use this facility.


The sitting room is located away from the clinical area and is an area for you to go and relax. There is a television, a computer, water fountain, tea, coffee, fridge and microwave. Please be mindful that when you have visitors that other parents have priority over your visitors to access this room. Sleeping is not allowed in this room.

Parents’ Notice Board

Please refer to the notice board opposite clinical room 3 and in the sitting room for upcoming events on the unit.

Local information

Oxford Road Campus

Cafes and shops in and around the hospital please ask a member of staff.

Cash Machines can be found in the main entrance of the Children’s Hospital and inside Nisa on Hathersage Road.

Prayer Rooms are located in the Children’s Hospital:

  • Ground Floor – opposite out-patients.
  • First Floor – opposite Critical Care Unit.

There is also a multi faith centre on the ground floor in the MRI where spiritual support is available on demand for most faiths.

Fresh Fruit & Veg Stall – The Fruit Barrow in the atrium of the Children’s Hospital open Monday – Friday 8.30 am – 5.30 pm.

Amenity Location Opening times
NISA Hathersage Rd  Monday-Sunday, 6.00 am-2.00 am
Marks & Spencers Food Hall The Boulevard
(hospital grounds)
Monday-Friday, 7.30 am-9.00 am
Saturday-Sunday, 8.00 am-8.00 pm
Starbucks Nelson St
(hospital grounds)
Monday-Friday, 6.00 am-7.00 pm
Saturday, 9.00 am-5.00 pm
Sunday, 9.00 am-4.00 pm
Subway Oxford Rd Monday-Friday, 7.00 am-midnight
Saturday-Sunday, 10.00 am-midnight
Tesco Express Oxford Rd Monday-Sunday, 6.00 am-11.00 pm
Lidl Oxford Rd Monday-Saturday, 8.00 am-10.00 pm
Sunday, 11.00 am-5.00 pm
Sainsbury Oxford Rd Monday-Sunday, 7.00 am-midnight
Poundland Hathersage Rd Monday-Saturday, 7.30 am-8.00 pm
Sunday, 10.00 am-6.00 pm
McDonalds Oxford Rd Monday-Sunday, 24 hours
Tim Hortons Oxford Rd Monday-Sunday, 7.00 am – midnight

Local information


Cafes and shops are located in the hospital, including a Subway and Marks and Spencers, please ask a member of staff for details. There are vending machines in the Maternity entrance for hot and cold meals, snack and drinks. Please note hot food/drinks are not permitted at the cot side.

There is a cash machine located in the main hospital site next to the Moment To canteen.

The chaplaincy and prayer rooms are located on the Orange Route, 1st floor near the main stairs.

The Moment To restaurant is situated in the centre of the hospital. Moment To offers a selection of hot and cold food, sandwiches, drinks and snacks.

Amenity Location Opening times
Moment To

Main corridor from Outpatients

(Entrance 5) Green route

 Monday-Friday, 7.30 am-7.30 pm

Saturday-Sunday, 7.30 am-7.00 pm

Costa Coffee

Main corridor from Outpatients

Entrance 3

Monday-Friday, 8.00 am-6.30 pm
Saturday-Sunday, 10.00 am-4.00 pm
Education & Research Centre Cafe


Entrance 15

Monday-Friday, 8.00 am-2.45 pm
Saturday-Sunday, closed
WH Smith

Monday, 8.00 am-8.00 pm

Tuesday-Friday, 7.00 am-8.00 pm

Saturday, 9.00 am-7.00 pm

Sunday, 10.00 am-7.00 pm

* Subject to availability of volunteers