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Ward manager: Janet Smith
Cancer Lead Matron: Rachel Duncan
Ward 3B is for inpatient, day care, clinics and the Oncology/Haematology Unit. There are 10-day care beds, 13 open inpatient beds incorporating 4 inpatient beds on the Teenage Cancer Trust unit.
We have colour coded zones in the ward 3B: yellow, blue, green and orange.
Yellow, blue and green zones are side rooms in ward 3B with en suite facilities.+
Orange zone is made up of a 4-bedded bay with shared bathroom facilities.
(Info taken from Childrens cancer and Leukaemia group CCLG) http://www.cclg.org.uk
Cancer in children and young people is rare. In the UK, only 1 in every 500 children under 15 develops a cancer. So about 1,600 children (up to the age of 15) in the UK are diagnosed with cancer each year. Children's cancers can be quite different from cancers affecting adults. They tend to occur in different parts of the body to adult cancers.
Cure rates for children are much higher than for most adult cancers. The survival rate for children’s cancer has more than doubled since the 1960s. On average, 82% (over 8 in 10) of all children can now be completely cured. For some types of children’s cancer, the cure rate is much higher.
There is a playroom available between 9:00am and 7:00pm for patients and siblings to use providing they are supervised by an adult. This is situated in the far end of the ward in the yellow zone.
There is also a Teenage Social Hub which is an area available for teenage patients on the ward to use. This includes a pool table, TV, juke box, and a social Den space and 2-day case beds.
Ace Club, which offers a wide range of activities such as arts and crafts, board games, fancy dress and more is held every Saturday from 10.00am to 12 noon. The group is held in the canteen space of the atrium.
Facilities are available for one Parent/Carer to sleep at your child’s bedside, if you wish to do so speak to someone on the ward to make arrangements for this.
Meal times are between 11:30am – 5:30pm
We have a chef on the ward ready to cater to our patients.
Parent/Carers are welcome to visit their child at any time. Only parent or carers are permitted in the Hospital after 8.00pm.
Visitor times are between 1pm – 7pm for inpatients.
Brothers and sisters under 16 years old must be accompanied by a Parent/Carer at all times. A maximum of 4 visitors are permitted at the bedside at any one time (not including brothers and sisters).
All visitors must press the entrance buzzer to gain access to the Ward 3B. For health and safety to all our patients DO NOT allow any other individual to follow you onto the ward.
Please ensure you use our sanitising gel on your hands before entering the ward or day care and before you leave to prevent germs being spread. There are bed side folders on every bed which contain information on ways you can prevent infections being spread beside each bed space.
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