Specialty Child health
Location C Level, Nightingale Wing, Royal Hampshire County Hospital
Clinical matron Trish LeFlufy
Sister / Charge nurse Alison Tait
Visiting hours Open to parents.  Friends and relatives to leave by 8pm

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 make sure you have familiarised yourself with the current trust guidance on COVID-19 procedures before your visit. If you are unsure, please contact the ward directly.


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.