Ward 76 - Paediatric Elective Treatment Centre
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.
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.
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Elective Treatment Centre - Ward 76 - Reception - 0161 701
Elective Treatment Centre - Ward 76 - Daycase - 0161 701
Elective Treatment Centre - Ward 76 - Medical
Investigations/Waiting Room - 0161 701 7603
Elective Treatment Centre - Ward 76 - Short Stay - 0161 701