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Ward E17

The inpatient ward, Ward E17, has 10-beds including 4 side rooms with en-suite facilities.  The ward is part of the Nottingham Children's Hospital and is the designated ward to care for children with kidney or bladder problems. We do however admit children with other illnesses.

The team of ward nurses is managed by Sister Michelle Kirkland.  Michelle
There will always be at least 2 trained nurses on each shift.  Your child will have a named nurse each shift.  The other ward staff who work together to support your chld's stay in are:
  • SueWard receptionist                                          
  • Ward PA
  • Play specialist and nursery nurse
  • Junior doctors
  • Housekeeper
  • Domestics
  • Many other staff visit the ward every day.  You can find out more about them in the team pages.
Bringing your child to hospital can be a stressful event, and for parents too! Our family care co-ordinator team is available to help with the every day issues which can be stressful during your stay.

Directions and details on parking at Nottingham Children's Hospital can be found here. For information on your local hospital please refer to their own website for details.

We are always happy for you to contact us if you have any questions about your child's kidney problem, their treatment, a planned procedure or admission.

Spiritual Needs

To meet your spiritual needs whilst in hospital, we have facilities for prayer and reflection. There is a hospital chapel, a quiet room and a Muslim prayer room on the hospital site. More information is kept on the ward.

Social workers

We have two social workers who are an integral part of our team. They provide support to families during their time in hospital and when visiting the childrens clinic. They can also advise about financial matters and benefits you may be eligible to claim.

Interpreters

If English is not your first language please contact us before any hospital attendance. We can then arrange  for an appropriate interpreter to be available.

Accommodation

One parent or carer is able to sleep on the ward alongside their child. There is limited accommodation away from the ward which is reserved for families who are travelling the furthest and whose children are most unwell. We are planning to expand these facilities in the future. There are shower facilities available for parents.

Food  

There is a fridge-freezer and microwave in the parents sitting room which you are welcome to use.  Please ensure any food you bring from home is clearly labelled with your name and date as we are unable to keep unlabelled items. 

There are coffee bars and a restaurant on site for you to purchase food.  If you are going to be resident for 2 nights you are entitled to a meal voucher (worth £1.20 a day) to help purchase meals. Breast feeding mums are entitled to one pint of milk daily.

Facilities

There is a washing machine which you are welcome to use. There is a shop and a pharmacy in the hospital which sell basic toiletries and supplies.  We recommend that you bring essential items such as nappies and baby milk with you.