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Fairyland

​​Where is Fairyland?
Fairyland is located on the first floor of the green block.


What is Fairyland?
Fairyland is a 20 bedded children’s ward that deal with paediatric surgical conditions from ages 0-16 years. Children are admitted to this ward both planned admissions for operations or treatment and Emergency admissions from the Emergency Department.

Who will look after me?
A team of nurses managed by Mr. George Debono, Nursing Officer, who is assisted by his deputy Ms. Gabrielle Attard Debono who will look after the child whilst in the ward.

The Paediatric Surgeons who may have sick children in this ward include, Mr. John Cauchi and Mr. Mohamed Shoukry. However, there may also be other specialized surgeons who may have children in this ward. All children are seen every day by their respective consultant firms.
On admission to this ward an explanation is given to the parents regarding the facilities that are available both for the children and the parents.
 
Meal times
Parents and/ or children have the opportunity of ordering lunch and dinner from an established menu. A staff member will go around the parents and/or children in the morning so the order is taken. The food that will be ordered will be for the next day. Besides the standard patient menus, this ward also has children menus. Parents are advised to bring their children’s cutlery and tumblers/bottles.

Breakfast: 7:30am to 8:00am
Lunch: 11:30am to 12:30pm
Dinner: 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Entertainment and Education
There is a play area on the ward equipped with a selection of toys.  It is advisable to ask the nurses whether your child may be taken there.
The services of  a qualified teacher are available during school hours so that children on long stay do not fall behind with their studies whilst in hospital.

Visiting times
Monday to Sunday (including public holidays):
20:00 - 08:00 (One parent/guardian can stay with the child)
08:00 - 20:00 (Both parents/guardians can stay with the child)
16:00 - 17:30 (2 visitors, excluding parents/guardians, at any one time)
 
Special permits for visiting outside the established visiting hours may be given to relatives on the discretion of the Nursing Officer.

Bed Policy
Children under 3 years are to sleep in cots and not in beds.
A pillow may be given to a healthy child who is more than 1 year.
Bumpers may also be placed in a cot as long as the child is more than 1 year old.

Contacting the ward
To speak to the nurses on the ward, one may call on 2545 4930– nursing staff will not give detailed medical information over the phone to protect patients’ right to confidentiality.
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