Flamingo Ward is for children and young people who need special care for conditions involving the heart, lungs or airways.
Flamingo Ward has 21 beds, including three isolation rooms for children who either have an infection or need to be protected from infection.
There is room by your bed for one of your parents to rest.
Staff on the ward
Flamingo Ward is run by a team of doctors and nurses. There are also physiotherapists and dieticians who will help make you feel better.
Conditions we treat
Some of the conditions and treatments on CICU include:
- intensive care before and after heart surgery
- heart/lung transplants
- Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
- diagnosis and treatment for newborns with suspected heart problems
- Berlin Heart – bridge to transplant
- tracheal surgery
- pulmonary hypertension
Facilities for children and young people
There is a play specialist who organises activities and can help you get ready for any procedures you may have in hospital.
The Activity Centre
The Activity Centre is found on Level 2 of the Southwood Building.
The Activity Centre welcomes inpatients, outpatients and siblings of all ages and abilities from 0 to 19 years old. There is plenty of space for activities, toys, games and crafts. There are also lots of DVDs and books as well as ICT equipment.
Have a look at the Activity Centre timetable to find out what's happening when.
Toys and activities include action figures, play sets, vehicles and constructions, creative play, books, puzzles, messy play, cooking and sign language.
The Children's Hospital School
The Hospital School offers lessons to inpatients from 5 to 18 years of age. We follow the national curriculum and can liaise with your home school to make sure your education remains as normal as possible.
You can choose which lessons you come to, and you won't get in trouble if you're not feeling up to it. We can arrange lessons in lots of different places, including your bedside if you’re too poorly to go to the classroom.
We also have special teachers for patients with special needs and learning difficulties, so everyone is always welcome.
For more information visit the Children's Hospital School page or download the leaflet.
Learn about the different people who can help you get better while you are in hospital by watching the Meet our staff video