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
- Joanna Van Ree, Acting 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
Find out more about Eagle Ward by watching our short video below.
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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.
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.
The Activity Centre
The Activity Centre is found on Level 2 of the Southwood Building. The area has a special section for teenagers called The Den that has club evenings and activities for older patients.
The Activity Centre is for inpatients, outpatients and siblings of all ages and abilities from 0 to 19 years old. We offer a welcoming recreational space with plenty of games, activities and arts and crafts resources. We also have a library of books and DVDs as well as Xbox and Wii consoles.
Have a look at the Activity Centre timetable where you can find out what’s happening when.
The Children's Hospital School
The Children's 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, so everyone is always welcome.
For more information visit the Children's Hospital School page or download the leaflet.
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.
Learn about the different people who can help make you better when you're in hospital by watching the Meet our staff video.