Ward 11 (Heart)

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The Cardiac Unit at Birmingham Children’s Hospital is one of the largest in the UK. On Ward 11 we care for neonates and infants with a range of Congenital heart defects and cardiac conditions.

Our aim is to provide high-quality care and to go above and beyond the standards set out by the Department of Health.

Families, children and young people coming to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for cardiac surgery or treatment can expect expert care and support.  Our Cardiologists and Cardiac Surgeons are highly experienced in caring for children with complex health needs.

The Ward 11 department takes children from all over the UK, both as inpatients and outpatients.

The doctors who work here usually specialise in catheter procedures or cardiac surgery. A large specialised team works alongside them, including our Cardiac Nurse Specialist Team.

Babies with heart problems will stay on this ward before and after their operations. All the babies on this ward are less than one-year-old. Some stay for just a short time but others need to be here for longer.

They will sleep in a cosy cot with a pretty mobile hanging over and they can also have their special toys from home in the cot with them.The cot will probably be in a room – called a bay – with one other baby in it.

Parents will be able to stay with their child all day and they can sleep on a fold-up bed right next to the cot or in special bedrooms just across the corridor from Ward 11. They can also sleep at Ronald McDonald House, which is very close to the hospital.

There is also a breastfeeding room on the ward and a parents' room where families can rest and make themselves something to eat and drink. 

To find out which doctors and nurses work on the ward, please take a look at our staff tree just outside the ward.

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