If you are coming for the day, you will be an outpatient. You won’t stay overnight.
You will let the receptionist know you have arrived and wait in the waiting room to see the nurse or doctor. While you are waiting you can read a book or play a game. The nurse will come and get you when it is your turn.
When you see the nurse, you might:
Be weighed to see how heavy you are
Be measured to see how tall you are
Have your temperature checked.
You might also have some other tests which the nurse will tell you about.
The doctor will ask you and your parents or carers questions to find out more about you. They might ask to see the part of your body that isn’t feeling very well. You can also ask the doctor any questions you have.
Coming To Stay
If you are coming to stay overnight, you will be an inpatient.
You and your parents or carers will stay on a ward. You might have your own room or you might share with children who are a similar age to you.
By your bed you will have a cupboard to put your belongings in. You might also have a TV and a phone. There is a special button by your bed called a call bell which you can press if you need the nurse to come and help you.
Your friends and family can visit you in the daytime.
Food and drink
You can pick your meals from a menu. There a lots of tasty things to choose from. At mealtimes, your food will come round on a trolley.
Breakfast is at 8.00am.
Lunch is at 12.00pm.
Dinner is at 5.00pm.
If you get hungry in between these times, you can ask the nurse for a snack. There is also a café and a shop where you can buy food, drinks, and magazines.
Things to do
Play room: The play room has loads of toys, games, books and puzzles for you to play with. The play team can set up games and activities for you to do with other children.
Outside play area
Adolescent room: The adolescent room is a popular area for teenagers and young people. It has a pool table.
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