Ward 77 - Renal, Urology, ENT, Cleft Lip and Palate, Plastics, Dental and Ophthalmology
Ward 77 is a 32 bed mixed
speciality surgical ward. We specialise in Renal, Urology, Cleft
Lip and Palate, General Surgery and Opthalmology. Please refer to
the specific Specialities' page to gain further information on
types of conditions and treatments provided.
Patients coming to Ward 77
have a range of conditions and procedures and length of stay can be
as short as 1-2 days or as long as 6 months or more, not all
patients go to theatre when they come to Ward 77, you may be coming
for a period of observations, for intense training which cannot be
provided at home or adjustment of your current treatment. The
nursing team and doctors will aim to provide you with a plan of
care and expected time in hospital as quickly as possible when you
are admitted to the ward. If you have any questions or concerns,
and do not feel you are able to get answers to these, please do not
hesitate in asking to speak to the Ward Manager who will support in
getting the information you require.
Beverley Whitnall, Susan
Wright, Cheryl Jennings, Liz Edwards - Urology
Sara McGarry - Stoma Care
Roberts- Renal Transplant
Trish Smith - Peritoneal
and Jenny Williams
Lip and Palate
Ward Clerk - Helen
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Telephone: 0161 701 7700
Parents of patients have
unrestricted visiting. All other visitors may visit between 1.00 am
and 5.00pm and again from 6.00 pm until 8.00 pm. The ward
operates a policy of protected mealtimes between 12.00 pm and 1.00
pm, and from 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm where all non
essential work stops to allow the children to enjoy their meal in
peace and quiet. The main ward lights are also turned off at this
time to encourage a quiet environment. Visitors will not be allowed
on the ward during these times so please do not be offended if you
are asked to leave.
All visitors are required
to comply with our infection control policy and use the alcogel on
their hands when entering and leaving the ward. We ask that there
is maximum of two visitors (not including parents) at the bedside.
Due to infection control restrictions, we cannot accept
flowers. We do not allow visitors to bring hot drinks onto the ward
unless it is in a flask with a secure lid.
Ward 77 has a playroom
staffed by our Play Specialists. The play room has various
activities for children of all ages. Our Play Specialists are
available for distraction and preparation therapies. Televisions
are available at each bed space but are switched off at 9.00 pm and
DVD players are available for patients to use. There is also a
Wii and an X Box.
Ward 77 also has a Teen
Zone for teenagers (requiring supervision by an adult) with a chill
out area, pool table and television.
Facilities for Parents and Carers.
We can accommodate one
parent at the bedside overnight and most bed spaces have a pull
down bed for parents. In some cases accommodation for a second
parent can be arranged but this will be away from the ward area.
There are allocated parents shower rooms and toilets on the ward
along with a parent room where food and hot drinks can be
taken. There is a fridge, hot water, and toaster for your
use. Food items in the ward pantry are for patients
Ronald McDonald House
operates parents accommodation to sleep up to four people in
each room. This cannot be booked in advance and is not