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Useful information

NICU ReceptionNICU reception 2


Here you will be able to ask the ward clerks for your car parking permit, lockers for your personal belongings and breast pumps to loan for expressing.  Our ward clerks are always very happy to help with anything.


Expressing room

Expressing rooms

There are two expressing rooms on the unit where you can peacefully sit and express your milk for your baby. There are a number of pumps that stay on the unit so that if you wanted to you can express at the cot side.



Ward round

Ward round in the Intensive Care rooms happen between 9.00 am - 11.30 am.  For this we ask that you do not visit due to confidential reasons, however you can be present for when the doctors are seeing your baby.  Please ask your nurse about the 'buzzer system' and being around for that time.


Milk kitchens

Milk kitchen 1 Milk kitchen 2

There are two milk kitchens on the unit for the storage of your milk. When you begin to express you will be given a tray number.  This is where you will store your milk for the rest of your stay, whether it's in the fridge or the freezer.  In these kitchens there are also sterilisers where you will be able to sterilise your expressing equipment, baby's bottles and dummies.  When your items have been sterilised you must remove the straight away with the tongues provided as this is an infection risk.


Parents' Kitchen

Parents kitchen

The kitchen is located to the right just before bedroom 1. There is a fridge, microwave, storage and a water dispenser, May we ask that you keep the facilities clean and tidy for others to use.  The kitchen is for resident parents only. Please clearly label and only consume your own food and drink.

Parents sitting roomParents' Sitting Room

The sitting room is a quiet, comfortable area for parents to relax.  There are reading books for adults and children and a computer.  The login details are next to the computer or available from reception, should you require internet access. There is NO sleeping in the sitting room.  The sitting room is for parents only, therefore visitors are politely asked not to use this facility.



Parents' Notice Board

Please refer to the notice board opposite expressing room 2 for upcoming events on the unit.



Local information

Cafes and shops in and around the hospital please ask a member of staff.

Cash Machines can be found in the main entrance of the Children's Hospital and inside Nisa on Hathersage Road.

Prayer Rooms are located in the Children's Hospital:

  • Ground Floor - opposite out-patients.
  • First Floor - opposite Critical Care Unit.

There is also a multi faith centre on the ground floor in the MRI where spiritual support is available on demand for most faiths.

Fresh Fruit & Veg Stall - The Fruit Barrow in the atrium of the Children's Hospital open Monday - Friday 8.30 am - 5.30 pm.


Amenity Location Opening times
NISA (includes post office) Hathersage Road Monday-Sunday, 6.00 am-2.00 am
Marks & Spencer Food Hall The Boulevard - hospital grounds

Monday-Friday, 7.30 am-9.00 am

Saturday-Sunday, 8.00 am-8.00 pm

Starbucks Nelson Street - hospital grounds

Monday-Friday, 6.00 am-7.00 pm

Saturday, 9.00 am-5.00 pm

Sunday, 9.00 am-4.00 pm

Subway Oxford Road

Monday-Friday, 7.00 am-midnight

Saturday-Sunday, 10.00 am-midnight

Tesco Express Oxford Road Monday-Sunday, 6.00 am-11.00 pm
Lidl Oxford Road

Monday-Saturday, 8.00 am-10.00 pm

Sunday, 11.00 am-5.00 pm

Sainsburys Oxford Road Monday-Sunday, 7.00 am-midnight
McDonalds Oxford Road Monday-Sunday, 24 hours
Poundland Hathersage Road

Monday-Saturday, 7.30 am-8.00 pm

Sunday, 10.00 am-6.00 pm