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Wonderland

Where is Wonderland Ward?
Wonderland is located on the first floor of the blue block.

Who is admitted to Wonderland Ward?
Wonderland is an 11 bedded children’s ward that deals with acute paediatric medical conditions from ages 0 to 14 years. Children are admitted to this ward mainly from the Accident & Emergency Department, however there are occasions where children are directly admitted to this ward.

Who will look after me?
A team of nurses managed by Ms. Carmen Mangion, Nursing Officer, who is assisted by her deputy, Ms. Grace Walter, will look after the child whilst in the ward.

The paediatric Consultants who may have sick children in this ward include: Prof. Simon Attard Montalto, Dr. Raymond Parascandolo, Dr. Cecil Vella, Dr. Paul Soler, Dr. Doriette Soler, Prof. Victor Grech, Dr Victor Calvagna and Dr. John Torpiano. 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
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.

Breakfast: 7.30am to 8am
Lunch: 11.30am to 12.30pm
Dinner: 5.30pm to 6.30pm

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.

Contacting the ward
To speak to the nurses on the ward, one may call on 2545 4916. Nursing staff will not give detailed medical information over the phone to protect patients’ right to confidentiality.