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Patients & Visitors

Children's Centre


Visiting Times

Films for children

Coming into hospital for surgery is often a daunting prospect.

To help alleviate some of this stress, we have produced two films to guide children and parents through the process.

Parents can visit at any time. Other visitors must be accompanied by a parent

Contact Numbers for the Ward

Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm : 01225 824442
Out of Hours : 01225 824421

A trolley pay phone is available for patients' use.

Information for Parents

The Paediatric Department has produced a selection of helpful information leaflets which are available here:

The Care Team

The children's ward has been split into three sections, in accordance to age. Each section has it's own team of nurses. The doctors undertake a daily ward round.

Meal times

There is a choice of menus and we also cater for special dietary needs. Meal times are approximately as follows:

  • Breakfast 8.00am - 9.00am
  • Lunch 12.00noon
  • Supper 4.30pm - 5.00pm

Breastfeeding Mums

All breastfeeding mothers will be offered meals at meal times. Drinks and snacks are available at all times.

Personal Belongings

To help keep your child happy and safe we encourage you to bring their favourite game, toy and music with you. Please ensure that they have sufficient toiletries, along with day and night clothes.

Safeguarding Children and Young People - The RUH's Declaration

Other Children's Services

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