Starfish Rapid Assessment Neurology Unit (RANU) is a daycare unit for children and young people with neurological (brain) problems.
You may come to Starfish RANU for an appointment, where you will have scans and tests to find out more about what's wrong.
If your condition is more serious, you may come in for urgent tests.
Starfish RANU is a daycare unit, which means you will have your tests and go home the same day. If you need to stay in hospital overnight, you will be moved to a different ward.
Starfish RANU has seven beds.
Patients on Starfish RANU range from newborn to 17 years old.
Staff on the ward
Starfish RANU 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 an admissions co-ordinator and play specialist.
The following members of staff will be available to help you during your stay on Starfish RANU:
- Jayne Cooper, Head of Nursing
- Laura Nallen, Ward Sister
Conditions we treat
Some of conditions we treat on Starfish RANU include:
- neuromuscular disorders
- central nervous system problems
- movement difficulties
- complex neurodevelopment disorders
Facilities for children and young people
A play specialist can come and help you have more fun. They will also 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.