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Ward 76 - Paediatric Elective Treatment Centre

Service Description:

The paediatric elective treatment centre (Ward 76) has 54 beds in total and looks after patients having either day case or short stay, (up to 72 hours), procedures. There is also a medical investigations area and a large waiting room. All specialties are looked after in Ward 76.

Ward manager - Amanda Collinson

Matron - Karen Vaughan


There is an average of 60-90 patients attending Ward 76 each day. Patients are admitted for planned scheduled care, which can either be medical, surgical or diagnostic interventions.

If you are being admitted for a surgical procedure, you will initially be seated in a waiting area and transferred to theatre from there, following your surgery you will go to a bed or trolley within the department. On occasions you will not return to Ward 76, you may go to another ward, or can be discharged home from theatre, if this is the case you will be informed this is happening before you go to theatre.

When coming into hospital for surgery, it is essential you follow the instructions in your letter about starving times, failure to do so is likely to result in your procedure being postponed to a new date. On arrival onto the unit you will be seen by a nurse, anaesthetist and a doctor and you will be asked a variety of questions and to sign the consent form if you have not previously completed this in out patients.

There can be up to 8 theatre lists occurring at one time from Ward 76, you will potentially see many patients being taken to theatre before it is your turn, the nursing team will aim to keep you up to date on progress through the lists.

After theatre you will be allowed to eat and drink, unless the medical team have stated otherwise, after a period of observation, (usually 2 hours) you may be discharged home.

The medical investigations and waiting room is nurse led, caring for patients attending for diagnostic interventions to determine their diagnosis or treatment required, and for patients having regular infusions or injections.

Other procedures which occur in medical investigations are taking blood, removal of dressings, catheters and plasters.

Facilities for parents or carers:

We do not allow parents and visitors to bring hot food or drinks onto the main ward, however,  there is a parent's room situated on short stay, where you can take them, and there is also a fridge, hot water and a microwave for your use in this room.

Short stay can accommodate one parent at the bedside overnight and most bed spaces have a pull down beds for parents.

Visiting times:

Parents/carers of patients have unrestricted visiting, all other visitors may visit during the course of the day, with a maximum of two visitors at the bedside.

We ask that all visitors comply by our infection control policy and use the alcogel on entering and leaving the ward.

Activities /Play input:

The unit has a play specialist, who assists with distraction and preparation therapies, we also have two play leaders who assist with activities for the children to complete during their stay. A fully equipped playroom is available for patients to access, and activities are available in the main waiting area.

Other entertainment which occurs during the week is provided by our Clown Doctors, a Magician and Chetham School of Music who visit the ward to entertain the patients and families.


First  Floor

Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Oxford Road
M13 9WL

Contact Number:

Elective Treatment Centre - Ward 76 - Reception - 0161 701 7600

Elective Treatment Centre - Ward 76 - Daycase - 0161 701 7602

Elective Treatment Centre - Ward 76 - Medical Investigations/Waiting Room  - 0161 701 7603

Elective Treatment Centre - Ward 76 - Short Stay - 0161 701 7618