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What to bring

WHAT TO BRING

What to bring if your child is staying

girl drawing a picture

A feeling of familiarity can help children feel more calm and secure, and so you might want to bring a favourite toy, comic, book or DVD, or your child's own duvet cover or comforter. It can be an idea to encourage young brothers and sisters to draw a picture or lend their own toy to their sibling, so they can feel closer during the stay in hospital. 

Other things to bring:

  • any medication your child is taking, and details of any medicines or treatments they may recently have taken

  • nightclothes and comfortable daytime clothes and soft footwear

  • toothbrush and any special toiletries your child may prefer

  • snacks and treats

  • milk formula, bottles and your own breast pump if required; we have short-term sterilising facilities but for a longer stay, please bring your steriliser with you.

To download a child-friendly checklist to get your child involved in packing for their stay, please click the link below:

Child-friendly checklist 

Please note that we do not provide a paediatric intensive care unit at Bupa Cromwell Hospital, however any deteriorating child will be quickly assessed by the Children’s Acute Transport Service (CATS) and transferred to the most appropriate paediatric intensive care provider.

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Call the Starfish Ward on +44 (0)20 7460 5991

If you have questions regarding your child's stay in hospital, please call our paediatric ward.

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Arrange for us to call you back at a more convenient time to discuss your needs.

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Email the Starfish Ward

Send us an email enquiry and we will get back to you.