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3rd Floor Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Number of Beds
The majority of our patients come from the North West of
England. Due to the specialities that we have on the ward we also
have patients from elsewhere in the UK and sometimes from other
We aim to provide a warm and friendly environment in which
children, their families and staff feel at ease.
We aim to treat all patients fairly and with dignity and respect
at all times.
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On Ward 85 we have a Ward Manager who is responsible for the
overall running of the ward. The uniform for the Ward Manager is
We have several Band 6 sisters and charge nurses who support the
Ward Manager with the running of the ward. They also take charge of
shifts on the ward and help the other staff on duty. Sisters and
Charge Nurses wear a Royal Blue tunic or dress and Navy
The majority of people on duty each day are the Staff Nurses who
wear Sky blue uniforms. Along with the Sister and charge nurses
they will ensure that all patients have the care and treatment they
need to help them get better.
We also have Nursing assistants on the ward who wear a mint
green uniform. Their role is to help support the rest of the
nursing staff with the day to day ward running.
We also have Sodexo staff who wear a navy blue uniform. They are
responsible for the cleaning of the ward and also the serving of
the meals at lunch time and dinner time.
Our staffing numbers for the three shifts are:
- Early - 7 trained staff, 2 Nursing assistants.
- Late - 6 Trained staff, 1 Nursing Assistant.
- Night - 6 Trained staff,1 Nursing Assistant.
Other staff and partners
As we are linked to several of the Universities nearby, we also
have student nurses working on the ward with us. They usually wear
a white uniform with a badge detailing which university they are
from. They will be working alongside the other staff on duty as
they train to become a qualified nurse.
Occasionally we also have students from other specialities
including physio and occupational therapy.
We have a ward based pharmacist and technician who are
responsible for checking and providing the medications that the
Each speciality has their own team of doctors who will come
round the ward every day to see their patients.
We have a ward based play leader who works alongside children
and their families to make their hospital stay more enjoyable.
We also have a play specialist who will work alongside the play
leader to provide preparation, distraction, and post procedural
play, to those children who require it.
Map / Directions - How To Find Us
We are on the third floor of the Royal Manchester Children's
Hospital. If you go up in the first lift that's in the atrium we
are on the left as you come out of the lift.
Visiting hours are open for parents but we ask that only one
parent stays after 8pm.
Visiting for others is between 13:00 and 17:00 and from 18:00 to
We ask that all visitors leave the ward by 8pm. This is so that
we can start settling children down for bedtime!
What to bring, and what not to bring
Please bring with you clothes for both patient and resident
parent. If your child wears nappies we are able to provide them for
the first 24 hours but after that ask that you supply your own.
If your child has a favourite toy or comforter than it may be
advisable to bring this to ensure your child is around familiar
Please also bring any toiletries and personal items that you
will need during your stay.
Infection Control Statement (Hand Hygiene)
We ask that all visitors to the ward use the Alcohol gel on
their hands when you arrive on the ward. This is to help prevent
the spread of infections.
We also ask that if you have been unwell for the last few days
that you do not visit to ensure that you do not pass any infections
to our patients and their families.
Meals are provided 3 times a day for all of our patients. We use
an electronic tablet to help you choose the food you want for each
We work closely with the Hospital dieticians to ensure that
anybody with specific requirements is able to have the meals they
Cleanliness & Hygiene
The ward is cleaned every day by a member of Sodexo staff. If
you have any concerns with cleanliness whilst you are on the ward
then please inform a member of nursing staff.
Whilst on Ward 85 we ask that all patients wear a nameband to
ensure that we are able to identify patients safely.
We also ask that sides are put up on cots and beds to ensure
that patients are not able to fall and hurt themselves.
A parent room is provided on the ward and we ask that all hot
drinks are consumed in there. This is to ensure that no hot liquids
are spilt which could cause harm.
Feedback - NHS Choices
Please post your feedback here.
Awards & Accreditation
Ward 85 participates in the Trust Accreditation programme. This
aims to identify areas where we can improve the way we do things to
free up our time to spend with our patients. At present we have
been awarded a Bronze level award for this and are aiming to
Our Respiratory Team was recently awarded an NHS Hero award
following a nomination by one of our patients and their family.
Patient Information Leaflet
We have produced a Ward Information Leaflet which will be given
out on admission. This will give you more information about what to
expect during your stay on Ward 85.
How We Use Patient / User Feedback
Each month we collect feedback from our patients and their
families. We use this information to help us identify areas where
we are doing wee, and others where we need to improve.