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
Matron - Katie McCall
Manager - Kathryn Stanton
Carmel Geoghagan and Anita Butler
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)
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Telephone: 0161 701 7800
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.