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Visiting times

Open visiting hours

Flowers allowed


Ward 01223 217567 / Clinic 01223 348313
About the ward: 

An accompanying adult must be present when any child is seen or examined by health professionals in the Trust.

Ward F3 is 15 bed unit located on level 3 of the F and G block. It is used to admit children and young people up to their 16th birthday for either elective day surgery procedures or paediatric investigations / assessment / ambulatory care not requiring an overnight stay.

The maximum length of stay for patients on the unit is 14 hours.



About your child's procedure

Your child will be transferred to theatre on a trolley / bed / cot or may walk or be carried if preferred. They will be accompanied by a porter and a nurse.

  • one parent / carer is allowed into the anaesthetic room to stay with the child during induction of anaesthesia
  • parents / carers will be allowed into the recovery room when the child is awake and the recovery staff contacts them via a pager

Patients will be seen by an appropriate member of the admitting surgical / paediatric / anaesthetic team after their operation.

Parents / carers will be informed immediately if an overnight stay is necessary. This decision could be made by the medical or surgical staff, anaesthetist, or experienced nursing staff, in partnership with the family.

Patients will only be discharged from hospital into the care of a responsible adult.

Finding us: 

Ward F3 can be found on level 3 of the hospital.

From the main hospital entrance: Upon entering main reception turn right into the concourse. Follow the signs towards F and G block through the concourse. Take the stairs or lift to level 3. On entering the F and G block, turn left, the nurse’s station is at the far end of the ward.

If you are visiting a patient who is likely to be hospitalised for two weeks or more, you can get a discounted parking ticket from the main reception. This allows you to exit from the car parks for 14 consecutive days from the day you validate the ticket.

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