How to find us
The nearest car park is Car Park 3, near Children’s Outpatients. Come through this entrance and look for signs to Holly Ward. Alternatively parking is available in the main car park and Holly ward is signposted from the main entrance. There is a video buzzer on the entrance to the ward and when answered you will be let through where you need to report to our receptionist. Please be vigilant for tailgating and do not let other on and off the ward.
Parents or carers are able to accompany their child on the day of surgery and one parent is able to go with their child to the anaesthetic room. After surgery your child will need time to recuperate and are often very sleepy therefore we encourage quiet time and ask for other visitors where possible to visit once the child is at home.
Keeping children and families safe is paramount. We operate video entry access for getting in and out of the ward.
Consent must be obtained prior to your child undergoing any procedure or treatment during their visit to hospital.
Most operation consents are already completed at a previous outpatient clinic appointment. However on the day of surgery it is essential that a parent or legal guardian attends with the child. This person must hold parental responsibility.
Tablets and medications
It is very important that your child continues to take any prescribed medications until a medical person tells them otherwise. Please discuss with your doctor at admission any medication that your child is taking, including homeopathic and over the counter remedies.
Any medications that are brought in for your child need to be given to the nurse. She will lock them away and return them to you when your child needs them.
Your child may experience some mild pain when they go home after their operation. Please have some paracetamol and ibuprofen ready just in case. Your nurse can advise how much you need to give.