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Kingfisher Ward

Kingfisher Ward is for children and young people who need medical investigations and tests to find out more about what's wrong.

You may come to Kingfisher Ward for the day, or you may stay for one night or more.

Kingfisher Ward has 18 beds and is located on Level 3 of the Octav Botnar Wing.

Staff on the ward

Kingfisher Ward

Kingfisher Ward is mainly run by our team of nurses.

The following members of staff will be available to help you during your stay on Kingfisher Ward:

  • Mark Goninon, Head of Nursing
  • Herdip Sidhu-Bevan, Lead Nurse
  • Helen Briddon, Ward Manager


Watch the Meet our staff video by visiting the page in the 'more information' box. 

Conditions we treat

Lots of different tests are carried out on Kingfisher Ward, including blood and hormone tests, and tests on suspected or known endocrine, metabolic, renal, neurology, dermatology, rheumatology, gastroenterology or urology disorders.

Ward video

Find out more about Kingfisher Ward by watching our short video below.

If the video is not showing, please watch it on YouTube. A video transcript is also available.

Facilities for children and young people

Kingfisher Ward has a playroom with lots of games and crafts for all ages including a TV and a Nintendo games console.

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
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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
Hospital School - Books lined up on shelf

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.

More information

Learn about the different people who can help make you better when you're in hospital by watching the Meet our staff video.
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