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Ward 78 - ENT, Spinal, Orthopaedic, Neurology and Neurosurgery


Ward 78 is a 32 bedded mixed speciality ward caring for patients under the care of an ENT, Spinal, Orthopaedic, Neurology or Neurosurgical Consultant. We admit children for planned procedures but also as emergency admissions. Our patients range from babies to children up to 16 years old.


Modern Matron - Katie McCall
Ward Manager - Kathryn Stanton

Ward 78 staff













Junior Sisters/Charge Nurse

Emma Moran

Janice Barker

Matthew Parker

Emma Dewhurst

Becky Dawson

Hannah Woods

Lisa Stephens


Clinical Educator

Bex Keeping


Nurse Specialists

Carmel Geoghagan and Anita Butler (Neurosurgery)

Pat Manley (Epilepsy)

Kay Hall ( Epilepsy Surgery)

Fran Binici & Janet Pitchford (Neuromuscular)

Leanne Davis (Aquired Brain Injuries)

Ruth Farrell (External Fixators and Orthopaedics)

Pauline Heaton and Claire Holden (Spinal)

Helen Blacksley and Sam Jones ( Major Surgery)


Ward Clerk

Shirley Brooks


First Floor
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Oxford Road
M13 9WL

Contact Details

Telephone: 0161 701 7800

Visiting Times

Parents of patients have unrestricted visiting. All other visitors may visit between 1.00 pm and 5.00 pm 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.


Ward 78 has a playroom staffed by our Play Leader Cassy Ansbro. The play room has various activities for children of all ages and abilities. Janet Concannon, our Play Specialist, is available for distraction and preparation therapies. We have televisions and DVD players available for patients to use. There is also a Wii, play station and an X Box.

Facilities for Parents and Carers

We are able to accommodate one parent sleeping by the bedside. In most cases accommodation for a second parent can be arranged. This will be away from the ward area but within the hospital, or at Ronald McDonald House. We also have a parent's shower room and sitting room.