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Robin Ward

Robin Ward is for children and young people with immune problems who need protection from infection. 

Patients with infectious diseases also come to Robin Ward and stay in isolation (away from other patients).

Children and young people tend to stay on Robin Ward for a long time, especially if they have an immune problem, and may be waiting for a bone marrow or stem cell transplant.

Patients on Robin Ward range from newborn to 16 years old.

Staff on the ward

Robin 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 physiotherapists, healthcare assistants, play specialists and housekeeping staff.

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

  • Mary Foo-Caballero, Lead Nurse
  • Rosaleen Johnston, Ward Sister

Conditions we treat

Some of the conditions and treatments on Robin Ward include:

  • Tests and treatment for children with primary immunodeficiency.
  • Bone marrow transplant, gene therapy and thymic transplant.
  • Other immunological disorders.
  • Infectious diseases isolation.

Facilities for children and young people


Robin Ward has a playroom with lots of toys, games and crafts. Once you start getting better, you can leave your cubicle and visit the playroom. 

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

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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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