Sky Ward

Bedroom on Sky Ward

Sky Ward is for children and young people having orthopaedic (bone and joint) and spinal surgery and has 18 beds.

Location

Sky Ward is on level 6 of the Octav Botnar Building

Sky Ward Nurses’ station telephone number: 020 7829 8806 or 020 7829 8807

If your child has any additional needs, please call in advance to let us know.

Who you will meet

Sky 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, occupational therapists, orthotists, plaster technicians, healthcare assistants, a school teacher and a ward play specialist.

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

  • Matron: Lucy Thomas
  • Ward Manager: Jenny Humphries
  • Housekeeper: Geraldine Thomas
  • Play Specialist:  Sasha Morris
  • Orthopaedic CNS: Penny Howard
  • Orthopaedic CNS: Bexs Allen
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner: Edel Broomfield
  • Spinal CNS: Lucy Howlett
  • Spinal CNS: Loren Wailes
  • Spinal CNS: Stacey Lambourne

Conditions we treat

Some of the conditions and treatments on Sky Ward include; club foot, developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) surgery, osteogenesis imperfecta, paediatric spinal deformity, neuromuscular orthopaedics, limb reconstruction surgery and scoliosis.

Facilities

You are a valued member of your child‘s healthcare team and we encourage you to take part in his or her care as much as possible while in hospital.

Mobile phones can be used in the cubicle, the parents’ room and the corridor outside the ward. Using them elsewhere can interfere with our medical equipment, and can also be disruptive to other families. You can use your mobile phone around the hospital but only in designated mobile-friendly zones.

There are also individual telephones beside each bed in the ward‘s cubicles. Visitors are welcome to call you directly on your dedicated phone line. To make outgoing calls, you can buy telephone cards in the hospital shop.

Sky Ward has a well-equipped playroom and a play specialist during the week who organises activities. The play specialist can provide age appropriate play opportunities and can help to prepare your child for the procedures that he or she will undergo in hospital.

There is also a special room for teenagers which has computers, a TV and DVD player. Sky Ward also has a multi-sensory room with special lights, textures and sounds.

More information

For more information about facilities available for parents, family members, visitors and patients in the hospital, including the Chapel and multi-faith room, hospital school, activity centre and information on where you can eat or find facilities such as launderettes, please visit our Facilities A-Z page.