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Children's Ambulatory Care Unit

Welcome to the Children's Ambulatory Care Unit

Ambulatory Care is a pre-operative, day case surgery and medical day case treatment unit made up of six recliner chairs and two side rooms, two play rooms and a parents’ kitchen fully stocked with snacks, sandwiches and drinks for patients post-surgery. B floor day case is made up of seven recliner chairs, a large play area and waiting area pre-operatively. Both units are multiple speciality, treating some or all of the following:

  • General surgery
  • Maxillofacial (jaw and face – MaxFax)
  • Orthopaedic
  • Ear, nose and throat (ENT)
  • Ophthalmic (eyes)
  • Dental
  • Infliximab infusions
  • Allergy testing
  • Plastic surgery

Contact us

Tel: 0115 924 9924
Ext: 66147 (Ambulatory Care)  86359 (B Floor Surgical Day Case)

Additional information for visitors

Most children who come to Ambulatory Care are day case patients however some patients may begin their hospital journey on Ambulatory Care before going on to another inpatient area.

Opening times

7am-7pm Monday – Friday (some days on B Floor Day Case are 7am-3pm)

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D33

Visiting times

8am - 8pm (open to parents all day)

We are flexible. If you are a Carer or wish to visit outside of these times please talk to the Nurse In Charge.

 

Contact us

Tel: 0115 924 9924
Ext: 69033

 

Our location

D33
East Block
D Floor

 

Getting to us

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D34

Welcome to D34

Ward D34 has 21 beds made up of 5 bays and 1 side room, a play room, a parent’s kitchen, two children’s bathrooms and a parent’s shower room. It is a multiple specialty surgical ward treating the following:

•             Orthopaedics (Bones)

•             Spinal

•             Ear, nose and throat (ENT)

•             Cleft lip and palate

•             Ophthalmics (eyes)

•             Maxillofacial (jaw and face - MaxFax)

Most children only need a short stay, but some need to stay longer after major elective (planned) surgery. The ward also takes emergency and trauma admissions in each speciality. Every care is taken to minimize noise and disruption on the ward but patients frequently are admitted at all hours of the day.

 

Contact us

Tel: 0115 924 9924
Ext: 69034

 

Our location

D34

East Block

D Floor

 

Additional information for patients and visitors to Ward D34

Ward D34 works closely with a variety of specialist teams including: Orthopaedic Nurse Specialists, Cleft Nurse specialists, Pain Nurse specialists, Spinal Nurse specialists, Dieticians, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Orthotics.

 

Getting to us

You will need to use a lift or scale stairs to access this serivce.

Find detailed access information about this ward.

 

D35

Welcome to D35

Ward D35 has 15 beds made up of three bays, three side rooms, a parents' kitchen, playroom, and children's bathroom. It is a multiple speciality surgical ward treating the following:

  • General surgery (Day Case and complex surgeries)
  • Surgical Gastroenterology
  • Burns and Plastics

 

Contact us

Tel: 0115 924 9924
Ext: 69035

 

Our location

Ward D35

East Block

D Floor

 

Additional information for patients and visitors to Ward D35

Ward D35 works closely with a variety of specialist teams, including: Gastrostomy Nurse Specialists, Burns Nurse specialists, Pain Nurse specialists, Dietitians, Physiotherapists and Occupational therapists.

 

Getting to us

You will need to use a lift or scale stairs to access this serivce.

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Theatre Recovery

Welcome to Theatre Recovery

A member of ward staff will escort you and your child down to Theatre Recovery Reception where you will wait your turn to be called to Theatre. Only one parent/carer can accompany the child into the Anaesthetic room, where the child will go to sleep and you can kiss them goobye. You will be escorted out by the staff member and taken back to the ward.

The recovery area is a large bayed room which cares for adults and children post-operatively. We provide 1:1 nursing care during the initial recovery period. Once the child is awake and comfortable, parents will be invited down to be with their child. Please be mindful that some children take longer to wake up than others and that is perfectly normal. The recovery area is busy and bright at all times but we have distraction techniques such as interactive books, TVs and DVD players to make the recovery experience as positive as possible.

The child will remain in recovery until they are well enough to go back to the ward. Patient escorts will help transfer your child back to the ward with a nurse. 

 

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Ward staff will keep you informed of your child's progress

 

Our location

Main Recovery, C Floor, East Block

ENT Recovery, D Floor, ENT Building

Children's Surgical Day Care Unit, B Floor, West Block 

 

Additional information for patients and visitors 

Theatre recovery staff work closely with a number of healthcare professionals, such as surgeons from every speciality, scrub nurses, Operating Department Practitioners (ODPs), patient escorts, Nursing Associates, student nurses and clinical support workers. 

 

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