Beech Day Ward is a 6 bedded ward located on the main Beech Ward. Beech Ward is located on level 2 of the hospital, enter the National Children's Hospital and you will find the Ward directly in front of you. For security reasons the entrance is locked at all times but please ring the bell and a member of staff will allow you entry. When you arrive your child will first be seen by our admissions officer, your child will then be admitted by a nurse. Following this a doctor will see you and your child where she or he will obtain a consent for your childs procedure. If you have any worries or concerns please do not hesitate to mention it to any of these staff on your arrival.
Some general points to keep in mind when attending the Day Ward:
Due to limited space only the parents/guardians and the child should attend the Day Ward.
Please do not attend if your child is unwell instead ring 01-4142295, they will offer advice and arrange an alternative appointment.
It is important that your child brings pyjamas (night clothes) to change into for Theatre.
The Surgical lists runs throughout the day, emergencies can occur resulting in delays and your understating would be appreciated. We will keep you informed on the day.
If your child has special dietary requirements we ask you to bring in his/her own food. While special dietary requirements are catered for by the hospital it can be difficult to source specific foods at short notice.
Post operative pain information leaflets will be given to you on your child's discharge, but be prepared and have Calpol and Brufen at home. For more information on pain relief click on this link: managing your childs pain at home
Additional Information can be obtained from the following links:Morning Surgery | Afternoon Surgery
To speak to a member of the nursing staff please ring (01) 4142295 between the hours of 14.00-16.00.
To speak to the admission officer please telephone (01) 4142005 between the hours of 09.00-16.00.