About our Renal Ward
Our Renal Ward is located right next to Ward 3C in our hospital on the third floor. This ward is for children and young people with kidney conditions who need renal replacement therapy.
The ward is made up of five-bed spaces, one of which can be used as an isolation cubicle. The age of patients in our Renal Ward varies from birth up to 18 years of age.
Coming for dialysis has a massive impact on family life and it can be hard to juggle treatment and home life. We will always try to provide preferred times and be sympathetic to family life away from the hospital where we can. One of the senior nurses will inform you of your allocated time.
We ask that you arrive for your treatment slot on time so that all patients can receive their treatment in a timely manner. If the unit is busy when you arrive you may be asked to wait in the parent’s room along the corridor.
Renal Ward facilities
As the Renal Ward is joined onto Ward 3C, patients and families can benefit from the facilities offered in that ward. This includes the small kitchen area, where parents/carers can prepare hot drinks for themselves or their children.
Renal Ward mealtimes
Our Renal Ward shares a dedicated ward chef with Ward 3C. They will provide your child with a lunch and will take advice from dieticians, for those on a dietary restriction. Colleagues on the ward are responsible for providing breakfast as requested. As a general rule, patients receiving dialysis cannot eat during the last hour of dialysis, as this can compromise treatment.
Visiting our Renal Ward
The ward has limited space, so we ask that you please try to keep numbers down by having one parent/carer attend with one child. Siblings should not attend on a regular basis, however in exceptional circumstances please inform staff if you need to bring them.
We ask that anyone going onto our Renal Ward wears a facemask. Don’t worry if you don’t have one of your own, or if you’ve forgotten, you will be able to get one at the entrance to the ward. We also ask that you use hand sanitising gel when entering and leaving the ward. For more information, go to our visiting guidance page.