Surgical Ward and Surgical High Dependency Unit (HDU)
- Telephone: 01273 696955 Extension 2552
- Fax: 01273 523144
- Ward Manager: Helene Smith
The ward is located on Level 8 of the Alex adjacent to the Critical Care Unit. It has 12 beds, including four high dependency beds for children requiring a higher level of nursing and medical support and monitoring due to the nature of their illness. The ward is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is supported by highly experienced paediatric nursing, surgical, medical and allied healthcare professionals – all of whom specialise in the care of children and young people.
The ward is a safe and secure environment for babies, children, young people and their families. Access is strictly controlled by a video entry system for visitors, and by an electronic card swipe system for staff with access rights to the ward. This will activate if the baby or child leaves the ward without the knowledge of nursing staff. In addition, the entrances to the ward are monitored 24 hours a day by video cameras linked to our security control room. All of this ensures that children are cared for in a safe environment.