About Ward 1C
Ward 1C is the Cardiac Unit at Alder Hey. It has 23 beds and is a dedicated ward for children with heart conditions. Our patients on this ward range in age from birth to 18 years, each with their own specific needs and challenges.
We have colour-coded zones in Ward 1C: yellow, blue, green and orange.
- The yellow zone on the ward is a separate neonatal unit
- The blue and green zones are single, side rooms with en suite facilities
- The orange zone is made up of two 4-bedded bays
Ward 1C facilities
A playroom is situated at the far end of the ward in the yellow zone. Siblings are also welcome to use it between 9am and 7pm providing they are supervised by an adult. Crafts and games are provided for the patients during the week by our Play Specialists and Play Assistants.
We have a small kitchen with a fridge and facilities to make hot drinks available for parents/carers next to the playroom. Hot drinks brought onto the ward must have a lid on. Facilities are available for one parent/carer to sleep at your child’s bedside, if you wish to do so speak to someone on the ward to make arrangements for this.
Ward 1C mealtimes
Ward 1C has its own dedicated ward chef who is on hand to provide your child with their favourite meals during their stay with us. The mealtimes on the ward are approximately 12pm for a freshly cooked light lunch and 4:30pm for a full evening meal.
Ward 1C visiting times
Parents/carers are welcome to visit their child at any time. Only parents or carers are permitted into the hospital after 8pm. Normal visiting times are between 1pm and 7pm on the ward.
All visitors must press the entrance buzzer to gain access to Ward 1C. For health and safety reasons, please do not allow others to follow you into the ward.
To help protect children and young people, families, and our staff, we ask that anyone going onto a ward wears a facemask. If you don’t have your own, you will be able to get on at the entrance to Ward 1C. We also ask that you use hand sanitising gel before entering the ward and before you leave. For more information, go to our visiting guidance page.