Bramble Children and Young People’s Unit

 

Bramble Children and Young People's Unit specialises in caring for babies, children and young people between the ages of 0-18 years old. Patients’ who are over 16 and up to 18 (until their 18th birthday) are offered the choice to be cared for on Bramble or an Adult ward.

For more information about Bramble ward click here.

More on what we do

The Day Case Unit provides care and treatment for children and young people that can be delivered in a day. This means you get to go home the same day as your care!

Currently, our Bramble Unit is undergoing lots of exciting changes and improvements, in both layout and how we provide services, as we strive to always provide the best and most up-to-date care.

The ward can be contacted anytime for the latest information, as the details below may vary based on developments.

We have many areas within the Bramble Unit, including:

Bramble Green

Green team has 6 cubicles that mainly care for babies under the age of 2 years.

Bramble High Dependency Unit

Here we care for children of all ages who require close observation and monitoring. It has a 4 bed maximum capacity including a cubicle.

Bramble Blue

Blue team has 7 beds that care for children pre- and post-operatively and day-case procedures.

Bramble Yellow

Yellow team has 17 beds and 7 cubicles that care for children over the age of 2 and adolescents with a wide variety of medical, surgical and oncology conditions.

Day Case Unit

Bramble day case runs week days from 8am to 6pm.

Oncology Day Case Unit

Open from 9am to 5pm weekdays, for children to attend for day case treatments, supportive care and follow-up reviews.

Security

The safety of children is paramount. The doors to the unit are always closed and locked and a secure entry system is in use. Access can be obtained using the intercom system at the right of the door.

Our team

Our experienced and friendly team of specialist children's doctors (paediatricians) nurses, therapists, healthcare assistants and other staff provide safe and effective care for our young patients and their families.

We have 24 consultant paediatricians, supported by a team of junior doctors and 90 nurses, who work in partnership with families and children and young people to provide safe and effective healthcare.

The team is led by: 

Clinical Lead Paediatrics

  • Chris Moudiotis

Senior Nurse for Paediatrics and Neonates

  • Lisa Brown

Matrons

  • Catherine Manlow
  • Natalie Stephens
  • Hazel Baines

Lead Nurse for Children

  • Sue Prosser

Where to find us

RD&E Wonford, Barrack Rd, Exeter EX2 5DW

Bramble Ward, Level 1, Area H.

Contact us

If you want to get in touch with the department, please contact:

Yellow Team: 01392 402678 / 01392 402679

Blue Team: 01392 402681

Green Team: 01392 402666

Bramble High Dependency Unit: 01392 402757

Bramble Day Case Unit: 01392 402677

Oncology Day Case Unit: 01392 406078

Oncology Clinic: 01392 402685

Supporting you

We provide the following facilities to support the wellbeing of our patients and families during their time on Bramble Ward.

Play

A Playroom is available for children to enjoy. If your child is unable to go to the playroom, activities can be arranged at the bedside by our play specialist team.

Learning

School is available for all children in hospital for three days or more, during term time from 9-11.30am and 1.30-3.30pm. Please visit www.devonhospitalschool.org.uk to find out more about the service.

Parent facilities

We encourage parents to stay with their child and want to make your time with us as comfortable as possible. One parent is welcome to stay overnight and a bed will be provided next to your child. There are also two parent rooms available for long-term families or parents of children in the High Dependency Unit.

Bramble has a parent's kitchen with tea and coffee making facilities, a microwave and fridge and also a shower room. Breakfast is provided for all resident parents.

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