Children are welcome to visit if accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times.
If your child is coming into hospital for surgery, we’ll invite you to bring them for a pre-admission visit. You will meet some of the staff who will be looking after your child, and the visit will help them to feel more familiar with the hospital when they return for their actual admission. We are always pleased to arrange for you to stay overnight in your child's room.
On the ward, your child will be cared for by a registered sick children's nurse or a registered nurse with a child branch certificate. The staff who look after your child in the operating theatre and recovery room have received additional training in the care of children.
You’ll be able to accompany your child to the operating theatre and stay with them until they are asleep. You will also be able to accompany your child back from the recovery area to the ward.
A children's menu will be available and, if your child wants something that's not on the menu, we’ll try to provide this.
Your child may also wish to bring one or two of their own favourite toys or comforters.