Children's ward re-opens

THE Children's Ward at James Paget University Hospital has re-opened following a major revamp.A second high dependency room for young patients with critical needs who require extra care from nursing staff has been created.

THE Children's Ward at James Paget University Hospital has re-opened following a major revamp.

A second high dependency room for young patients with critical needs who require extra care from nursing staff has been created.

A new kitchen for patients and their parents, along with a TV above all the inpatient beds has made the ward environment more comfortable and welcoming.

Additional infection control measures have been introduced, including new sensory control washbasins at the entrance and exit of rooms.

A meet and greet reception area has also been created to increase security.

Efficiency on the ward has been enhanced, with storage of clinical materials in one place and two new nurse preparation areas.

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The ward was officially re-opened on Monday by NHS Foundation Trust Chairman John Hemming and a number of former inpatients attended the event.

Senior Sister Justine Goodwin said: “The Children's Ward has been upgraded to provide an enhanced service for the children and families that we care for.”

The ward offers treatment, care and support for youngsters with a variety of conditions ranging from the critically ill to planned surgical procedures.