Northbrook Children and Young People's Unit

Northbrook ward is a children's in-patient wardlocated on C Level, Nightingale Wing.

The ward consists of two bays of six beds each and seven individual cubicles.

Information for visitors

Visiting hours
Open to parents

Friends and relatives to leave by 8pm

Staying on Northbrook ward.

Some children need to stay on Northbrook ward in order to have the treatment they need.

During this time the child and family will be cared for by the medical and nursing teams who will provide information and support regarding the care of your child.

Northbrook ward covers a broad variety of specialities each needing specific medical and nursing care. The appropriate consultant and their team will be seeing you and your child throughout your stay.

To protect the children we care for on Northbrook ward we operate a security system which ensures people may only enter the ward with staff approval. Please press the buzzer outside the ward and wait for a member of staff to respond.

What should I bring to hospital?

  • Any current medication your child is taking
  • Clothes and nightwear
  • Toiletries and nappies
  • A favourite toy or game
  • Your child’s health record (red book)
  • Money for meals (for parents)
  • Baby formula, bottles, teats and a dummy

Infection Control

Alcohol gel is provided for use from dispensers when entering Northbrook, throughout the ward, and in all the individual cubicles.

Some children may need to be nursed in isolation which means they need to stay in their cubicle. If siblings visit, please ensure they also stay in the room for the duration of their visit.


Please be aware it is the family’s responsibility to keep valuables, including electronic equipment such as personal ipads and phones, safe from damage or loss when staying on Northbrook.

Mobile phones can be used on the ward. We ask that the phone is kept on silent out of consideration to others on the ward.



The Magic Wand Appeal

Putting a sparkle into our children's unit

Building on the success of our Children’s Assessment Unit (Sophie’s Place) at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, we have launched a fundraising campaign to enable us to redesign our children’s unit. This will provide a modern, up-to-date facility for all children and young people in our area. 

What is the Magic Wand Appeal?

This is a charitable appeal to raise £1.6 million to redesign and refurbish our children’s unit in the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester.

What will the new design involve?

The existing facilities will be radically changed and improved.

Key features of our new design involve:

  • An environment suitable for all from babies to adolescents
  • Single rooms with en suite facilities and parent beds.
  • A larger Day Assessment area
  • A separate Day Unit for surgical cases
  • A new centralised reception
  • More rooms for outpatients appointments

Why is it relevant to me?

Thousands of children are seen every year at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital. These children come from Andover, Eastleigh and Winchester areas. Children come with everything from simple tummy bugs to life threatening emergencies. Some children may only come for one visit to an outpatient clinic and other children who need regular help from the moment they are born until they are adults.



updated 30 May 2018

Contact information

Trish Le Flufy

Alison Tait

01962 824987


Staffing data

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