Advice for Parents

For you and your children

These are a number of stories for you and your child to read together to help you both understand what their hospital stay will involve.

Ben's Grommets
Charlie the Clown goes to Theatre
Chloe falls and breaks a bone
Goodbye Tonsils
Lulu goes to Hospital
Neddy the Nebuliser
X-Ray Scans

General Information
These leaflets aim to give parents an understanding of what to expect when they and their child visit the hospital.

Afternoon Surgery
Coming into Hospital
Morning Surgery
Neurology Service
Neuromusuclar Clinic
Outpatient's service

Blood tests
To book your appointment from July 21st 2015 please refer to


The Children's Blood Test Room is located in the Children's Outpatient Department (OPD) on the ground floor of the hospital. Enter via the main entrance, take the first right (past the toilets) and right again into the Children's OPD main reception.

Opening Times:

  • 8am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm on Monday - Thursday
  • Friday 8am-12.15pm

These times may vary slightly on the day due to patient/clinic demands.

Please ensure that you bring all blood forms for your child with you to the hospital. Blood tests cannot be undertaken without the proper paper work to accompany the sample to the laboratory.

These leaflets outline a number of different illnesses/injuries that may affect your child. They are designed to give you, the parent, a better understanding of your child's illness. They should also help you identity different symptoms your child may have.

Buckle Fracture
Chronic Headache
Febrile Convulsion
First seizure
Gastro Oesphageal Reflux
Head Injury
Iron Deficiency
Latex Allergy
Osgood Schlatters Disease
Sever's Disease
Sprains and Strains
Toilet Training
Urine Collection

The pamplets found below are designed to inform parents about possible procedures a child may undergo while in hospital

Lumbar Puncture
Micturating Cystogram
Ph Probe
Sickle Cell Testing
X-Ray Barium Swallow Meal

These leaflets are designed to help you care for your child after they have left the hospital. They also contain information on a number of different types of inhalers your child may need to use.

Blue Aerochamber
Flying in a Cast
Following Appendicectomy
Ingrown Toenail
Managing your childs pain at home
Plaster Cast Advice
Respiratory Easi Breathe Inhaler
Respiratory Metered Dose Inhaler
Respiratory Easi Breathe with Optimiser
Soft Plaster Cast Care
Respiratory Symbicort Turbohaler
Turbohaler for Pulmicort and Bricanyl
Volumatic Multiple Breath Technique
Volumatic Single Breath Technique
Wound Care Advice Sheet
Yellow Aerochamber