University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Staying on ocean ward: guides for patients and parents

We know that preparing for a surgical procedure or a stay in hospital can be a very stressful and scary time for both you and your child.

We've put together some useful guides with the help of some of our patients and their parents

Preparing for your child for admission to Ocean ward

Useful tips from our clinical team about how to prepare your child for their visit to hospital. Read more

Talking to your child about their stay in hospital

Before your child comes in for an operation or procedure, there are some things you may want to consider when talking to them about their visit. Read more

Staying in hospital: a guide for parents by parents

A guide to staying in hospital with your child, kindly written by the parent of one of our patients. Read more

Eden's guide to staying on ocean ward

Meet Eden. In his video he talks about his experiences of ocean ward and shares his top tips for staying in hospital. Watch Eden's video