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Welcome to Ward 3. On Ward 3 we care for children with various medical conditions which come under the expertise of different medical specialties including respiratory medicine, immunology, mental health, neurology, cystic fibrosis, gastroenterology, dermatology and metabolic medicine.

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What is nurse-led discharge? Our main aim is to provide a quick and safe discharge home from hospital that can meet both your own and your child’s needs. Will all children admitted to the ward be included? No, only those children with certain types of conditions. At the moment these include:...

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How will you check that my baby is breathing? It can sometimes be hard work for your baby to get enough air in to breathe properly and provide their body with oxygen. This can be difficult when their airways are blocked with the sticky mucus that is caused by bronchiolitis. To check this, the...

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This information will explain your baby’s feeding needs and how this will happen whilst on the ward. Will my baby be able to take enough feed? Sometimes it is hard for a baby to take their normal amount of feed. This is because they are breathing more rapidly than usual and will become tired...

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What happens when my baby is admitted with bronchiolitis? When your baby is first admitted they will be swabbed to check for the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection. These swabs normally come back very quickly. If your baby has RSV-positive bronchiolitis they will be nursed in a bay with...

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Breastfeeding is the most natural method of feeding a baby. However, many mothers do not find it easy at first. Learning to breastfeed your baby and understand their need for food, warmth, and comfort will grow with time and patience. How will I know when breastfeeding is going well? At the...

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What is meningitis? Meningitis is the inflammation of the ‘meninges’. The meninges are a layer that surrounds the brain and spinal cord that protect them from infection and damage. In most cases, meningitis is caused by viruses and bacteria. Since vaccines were introduced against some...

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What medicine can I use to manage my child’s fever? Medicines like paracetamol and ibuprofen can be used to reduce fever. They will make your child feel more comfortable but they will not treat the cause of the fever. Where can I buy the medicine? On discharge from hospital you will be advised of...

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What is gastroenteritis? Gastroenteritis is inflammation of the stomach and the gut that can cause diarrhoea and vomiting. Most episodes of gastroenteritis do not require being admitted to hospital and can be managed at home. What causes gastroenteritis? A virus is the major cause of gastroenteritis...

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Welcome Welcome to Sheffield Children’s Hospital medical ward where your young person has been admitted for support with their eating, medical intervention, monitoring and medication. The purpose of this admission is to address serious medical health concerns which have resulted from disordered...

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What is bronchiolitis? Bronchiolitis is an infection of the smallest breathing passages in the lungs (the bronchioles) which causes them to become inflamed. These small airway passages can become swollen and can produce sticky secretions, which makes it more difficult to breath. Babies and toddlers...

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Your child has had a febrile convulsion It is very frightening and distressing to see your child having a seizure. You may even have thought your child was dead or dying. Many parents think this when they first see a febrile convulsion. We have produced this information resource so that you may know...

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