Third floor, Evelina London Children’s Hospital.
Directions: take the Red Moon lift (lift B) to the third floor. This is at the far end of the hospital beyond the helter-skelter.
Beach ward has three specialties:
- surgery (Seahorse zone)
- kidney and urology (Turtle zone)
- dialysis (Crab zone).
Information for visitors
- Parents can visit their child at any time
- Visiting hours for all other visitors are 8am-8pm
- No more than two visitors per bed at once
- Visiting children must be supervised by an adult
- Please be quiet in the evenings
- Please switch your mobile phone to silent – if you need to use it, please do so in the parents’ room
- Always clean your hands with alcohol gel when you enter or leave the ward to reduce the risk of infection
- If you have been in contact with someone who has chicken pox, speak to the nurse in charge before entering the ward. Some of the children are very sensitive to infections.
One parent is allowed to stay with their child overnight in pull-down beds at the child's bedside.
We provide linen, towels and showering facilities. For information about other places to stay, see accommodation.
There’s a room just off Turtle in which parents can relax. It has its own tea and coffee making facilities and fridge in which you can store your own food. Please label it with your child’s name and bed number.
There are two play areas. One with toys and games is for smaller children and can be found between the Seahorse and Turtle sections of the ward.
The other, for older children, with DVDs and an Xbox is between Seahorse and Crab. Play specialists are there to work with your child on the wards.
- Breakfast: 8am – selection of cereals and toast
- Lunch: noon – hot or cold selection
- Dinner: 5pm – hot or cold selection
If your child has any food allergies or special dietary requirements please tell your nurse.
Water, squash drinks, milk, tea and coffee can be provided at any time from the kitchen.
If your child returns from surgery outside mealtimes, the nurse will get them something cold.
At the start of each shift, you child will be allocated a nurse who will introduce themselves to you. This is generally the best person to ask if you need help, but please don’t hesitate to ask another member of staff for assistance.
The doctors involved in kidney care do one ward round a day, at 9.30am. This is a good time to ask questions.
Twice a week there’s a nephrology grand ward round, which involves many different staff members and can take up to three hours, starting at 10.15am. The doctors will see you after this ward round.
If your child has come in for short stay surgery, you should see your child’s doctor first thing in the morning or before you go home.
If your child is staying at Evelina London, you can choose to take part in the self/carer administration of medicines scheme.
For more information please see our pharmacy service.