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Wards at St Helier Hospital

Children's ward

Ward name
Children's ward
Paediatric ward caring for children aged 0-16 years (mixed specialities)
Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, second floor
Telephone number
020 8296 3035 / 3606 / 2227
Postal address to write to patients
Children's ward, second floor
Queen Mary's Hospital for Children
Wrythe Lane
Surrey SM5 1AA

Key staff

Lin McGraw
Head of Nursing
Lorna Bramwells
Ward manager
Tanya Stannard
Other key staff
Junior sisters: Gina Tomkins and Vicky Oades

Ward routine

Consultant ward rounds: when will I see a doctor?
Ward rounds are usually consultant-led and start around 9am. If it is necessary to see a specialist consultant this is arranged on an individual basis.
Medicine rounds
Medicine rounds occur to suit the individual child and their treatment.
Meal times and catering
Breakfast: 8am - 9am
Lunch: 12noon (hot meal)
Dinner: 5pm - 6pm
Beverages: Cold drinks freely available during the day.

Facilities on the ward

Number of inpatient beds
Number of bays
Number of single bedded rooms
6 (1 en-suite)
Single/mixed sex
Children are nursed in bays according to their medical and psychological needs, bays may therefore accommodate boys and girls.

Wherever possible and when required, older children are nursed in bays of boys or girls.
Hospedia system available
Yes (all beds)
Read more about Hospedia, our bedside TV, phone and internet service.
Other facilities
3 bathrooms, 1 with bath, 2 with showers
1 cubicle with en-suite facility (cubicles are used for isolation cases only and not to separate boys and girls)
1 play area
1 parent’s room
TV is free until 7pm. After this time, parents may choose to pay if they wish their child to continue to view programmes.

Visiting the ward and restrictions for visitors

Visiting hours
Parents can visit at any time. All other visitors can visit between 2pm and 8pm.
Maximum number of visitors per bed
Mobile phone policy
Please do not use your mobile phone on the ward. You may use your mobile in the parents' room or on the landings.
Other restrictions for visitors

No under 16's are allowed to visit unaccompanied and no school age children should visit during school hours.

Restrictions are in place to allow for staff to clean the ward effectively and allow medical and nursing staff to treat children.

We do not allow pictures or video filming on the ward. This is for the children’s protection and privacy.

Please do not consume or bring alcohol onto the ward.

Read more about protected mealtimes and privacy and dignity. Please observe the no-smoking policy in all hospital buildings and on the hospital grounds (including car parks).

Restrictions for patients

Can I receive flowers?

Additional information

Good to know

Information about your child may be shared on a 'need to know' basis with other healthcare professionals within and outside the hospital.

The children's ward achieved a five star rating on the 'Scores on the Doors' food hygiene scheme. The ward has also raised hundreds of pounds for Children In Need and Red Nose Day.

Information last updated 25/10/2013
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