Holly Ward

Holly Ward

Area of specialty: Paediatric

Location: First floor, car park 3, near Children's Outpatients, is the nearest parking facility 

Ward Telephone: 01480 423164

About our services        

The ward provides a comprehensive paediatric service both for elective and emergency care for all children up to the age of 17.

We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year providing high quality, evidence based care in a child and family friendly environment.

The ward is a modern and spacious environment with 12 beds plus 1 high dependency bed.  We also have additional indoor and outdoor play, and relaxation facilities.

If your child is unwell or has an accident you may be referred in by your GP or through the Integrated Emergency Care Centre at Hinchingbrooke.

Our staff        

The service is staffed by a team of experienced registered sick children’s nurses and there is a specialist hospital play team. The medical team is led by an experienced group of Consultant Paediatricians who have diverse skills and expertise.

The service is staffed by a team of experienced registered sick children’s nurses and there is a specialist hospital play team. The medical team is led by an experienced group of Consultant Paediatricians who have diverse skills and expertise.

Facilities          
We understand that your child's stay in hospital can be distressing and difficult for most families. One parent or carer is allowed to stay overnight and there are facilities to sleep by the child's bed. There is also a parent’s sitting room with a microwave and facilities to make beverages, as well as a TV and information board.  If you child is admitted to High Dependency there is a bedroom on site for parent use.

Mobile phones      
Mobile phones are allowed to be used on Holly Ward; however we do ask that you respect children and their families in neighbouring areas as calls can disturb patients and their families. 

  • Phones should therefore be used with consideration to others, we    suggest they are switched to silent or vibrate. 


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.

Mealtimes

Holly ward uses a menu system for ordering meals, snacks etc. The ward housekeeper or your named nurse will come to every child to take the order for each meal.

  • Breakfast is served between 7:45-9:30am 
  • Lunch is served between 12-1:15pm 
  • Evening meal is served between 5-6pm  

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.

Visiting times

We actively encourage children and families to remain together when in hospital. Parents who wish to be resident can be with their child all of the time if they so wish. Other parent/carer and siblings may visit during the hours of 8am-10pm.  There is a maximum of two visitors per bed space.

We encourage siblings to visit but they must be supervised at all times by an adult. Siblings can use the play facilities and toys as long as they tidy up afterwards.

Additional visitors are allowed, at the discretion of the nurse in charge, between 2pm and 8pm.

Additional information

Security

Keeping children and families safe is paramount.  We operate video entry access for getting in and out of the ward.

Providing consent

Consent must be obtained prior to your child undergoing any procedure or treatment during their visit to hospital. 

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.