Eagle Ward is for children and young people with kidney problems such as kidney failure, patients on dialysis or those having a kidney transplant.
Patients on Eagle Ward range from newborn to 18 years old.
Some patients visit Eagle Ward regularly for dialysis, some stay on the ward for a short time and others may stay for longer.
Staff on the ward
Eagle Ward is mainly run by our team of nurses, who work closely with the doctors to help you get better.
Other staff who work on the ward include dieticians, a ward counsellor, psychologist, family therapist and social worker.
The following members of staff will be available to help you during your stay on Eagle Ward:
- Mark Goninon, Head of Nursing
- Lucy Thomas, Ward Sister
- Sarah Matthews, Ward Sister
- Liane Pilgrim, Ward Sister
Conditions we treat
Some of the conditions and treatments on Eagle Ward include:
- kidney dialysis
- kidney transplant
- plasma exchange
- other medical conditions such as lupus
Facilities for children and young people
There are two playrooms on Eagle Ward - one for young children, and one for older 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.
You can also use the Activity Centre on the ground floor of the Southwood Building, which has an outdoor area and a dedicated room (the Den) for teenagers. Eagle Ward is also known as the British Kidney Patient Association (BKPA) Children’s Kidney Centre. Our thanks to BKPA and everyone else who generously funded this ward.
Teachers from the hospital school also come to Eagle Ward to give lessons at the bedside.
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