The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust has a dedicated paediatric ward (ward C2) where your child will be cared for. The anaesthetist will meet you on the day of surgery and discuss the planned anaesthetic with you and your child.
Information for parents and guardians can be found here.
Below are some resources that cover children of all ages:
- Preschool/Early Years children: Rees Bear has an anaesthetic
- Older primary school aged children: Davy the Detective: finding out about anaesthetics
- Teenagers and young adults: General anaesthesia: A brief guide for young people and You and your anaesthetic: a young person’s guide
- More information and videos can be found here
Visiting in advance of admission
If you would like to show your child the hospital and what to expect when walking around inside, please visit the Hospital Virtual Tour.
It is also possible to visit and have a tour on a 1:1 basis. At present, this can only be offered 8am – 4pm, Monday to Friday. Please contact the ward on (01384) 244271 and ask to speak to the play specialists to arrange.
Children’s Anaesthetic Preassessment Medical Health Questionnaire
If you have not already completed this health questionnaire on behalf of your child, please download it from here.
Advice on pain management
Pain management in hospital: Pain relief for children V1 (Version for parents and carers) and Pain relief for young people V1 (Version for young people)
Pain management at home: Pain management after surgery (Children’s Surgery) V1