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Ward manager: Hannah Woods
Matron: Angela McDonald
Ward 4B is a dedicated ward for Neurology, Long-Term Ventilation and the Sleep Study service.
We have colour coded zones in the ward 4B: yellow, blue, green and orange.
Yellow, blue and green zones are side rooms in ward 4B with en suite facilities.
Orange zone is made up of a 4-bedded bay with shared bathroom facilities.
(info taken from news medical https://www.news-medical.net/health/What-is-Pediatric-Neurology.aspx)
Child neurology is the diagnosis and management of neurological conditions from new-borns to adolescents. Child neurology, treated in ward 4B includes diseases and disorders of the spinal cord, brain, peripheral nervous system, autonomic nervous system, muscles and blood vessels. Sleep disorders are also treated in this ward and studied
There are two play areas on Ward 4B, one in the green zone and the other in the yellow zone. In the yellow zone there is a teenage space and there is a play deck at the end of the ward. Patients and siblings are welcome to use both of these areas but must be supervised by an adult.
There is a school room which is a neuro-educational rehabilitation and assessment unit for patients who have suffered a moderate or severe head or brain injury. Patients are usually referred to the classroom by their consultant for an educational assessment of the brain injury and as part of their rehabilitation.
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.
Physiotherapists will treat your child as required in the Therapy Room. Facilities are available for one Parent/Carer to sleep at their child’s bedside.
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.
Siblings 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 4B. For health and safety to all our patients DO NOT allow any other individual to follow you onto the ward.
Please ensure you use out sanitising gel on your hands before entering the ward or day care and before you leave to prevent germs being spread. There are bedside folders on every bed which contain information on ways you can stop infection being spread, available beside each bed space.
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