My inpatient stay
At the Royal London Hospital there are five inpatient wards on the 7th Floor (7C, 7D, 7F, 7E and 7E respiratory) and intensive care on the 6th floor (6C). On the wards you will see lots of different members of staff. For example, Domestics, Porters, Hostesses, Nurses, Doctors, Play Specialists, Play Workers, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Dieticians, Speech and Language Therapists and the Paediatric Liaison Team. Everyone on the ward is there to help make your stay as easy as possible. Please see the ‘Who will I meet’ section to find out more information on these job roles.
You will get your own bed to sleep in and cupboard to keep all your things safe. Someone can also say with you when you are in hospital and will get their own bed to sleep on beside you.
What is there to do in hospital?
- If you or your parent/carer would like to go online there’s free WiFi at The Royal London Hospital. You can ask a member of staff to help you get online.
- There is a play room on every inpatient ward which is open 9am-4pm Monday to Friday where you can play!
- The Play Team can provide you with toys, activities and entertainment during your inpatient stay. They have a range of games, toys, art and craft materials and sensory play equipment so there is something for everyone! The team also has TVs/DVD players and consoles. These are shared between all patients in the hospital so it is a good idea to bring important things with you that help reduce your worries and boredom (See the link to FAQ section ‘what can I bring with me to hospital’). Please ask a member of the Play Team who will be very happy to help with this during your stay.
- The Play Team has a monthly schedule of group play activities (See the link to schedule) which you are welcome to join. Project Play is a group of medical students who volunteer their time to provide out of hours activity sessions. They have sessions for children on Monday and Tuesday evenings 6:00-7:30pm and Saturday 2-4pm during term times.
- Sometimes special visitors pop in to see the children in hospital such as magicians, fairies, balloon modellers and therapy dogs! There are always lots of things to see and do while you are staying.
- The Royal London Hospital have two school rooms for patients staying on the inpatient wards