Information for children, carers and parents

The Dudley Group has a dedicated paediatric ward (ward C2) where your child will be cared for. The anaesthetist will meet you on the day of surgery and discuss the planned anaesthetic with you and your child.

Below are some resources that cover children of all ages:

 

Visiting in advance of admission

If you would like to show your child the hospital and what to expect when walking around inside, please visit the Hospital Virtual Tour.

It is also possible to visit and have a tour on a 1:1 basis. At present this can only be offered 8am-4pm Monday to Friday. Please contact the ward on (01384) 244271 and ask to speak to the play specialists to arrange.

Advice on pain management

Pain management in hospital: Pain relief for children V1 (Version for parents and carers) and Pain relief for young people V1 (Version for young people)

Pain management at home: Pain management after surgery (Children’s Surgery) V1

 

This website includes text taken from the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ (RCoA) website www.rcoa.ac.uk but the RCoA has not reviewed this as a whole.