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Puffin and Wagtail

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Puffin and Wagtail Wards

Children’s Department, Level A, Basildon University Hospital,
Nethermayne, Basildon, Essex, SS16 5NL

Who the ward is for

Children and young people aged up to 16 years who are receiving medical or surgical treatment and need to stay in hospital.

About the ward

Puffin and Wagtail Wards provide medical and surgical care for children and young people who need to stay in hospital due to an emergency admission or planned, elective care.

Planned surgical care can include:

  • general surgery
  • orthopaedic surgery
  • ENT surgery

The service also cares for children with longer term chronic illness including cystic fibrosis and children's cancer services.

Number of beds

24 beds

Ward facilities

  • Indoor and outdoor play room
  • Hospital play team
  • School room
  • Ronald MacDonald House providing accommodation and rest facilities for parents and siblings of patients who require longer term care


Senior Sister: Sara King / Sandra Brennan / Clare Cunningham

Telephone number:
01268 524900 ext 3510

Visiting times

Parents: Open visiting
Other visitors: 10am - noon and 2pm – 8pm

If you would like to visit outside of these times, please discuss this in advance with the ward manager.

Meal times

Breakfast: 8am
Lunch: 11.45am
Supper: 5.45pm


Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 11:11

Contact Us

  • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Nethermayne, Basildon
    Essex  SS16 5NL
  • Switchboard 01268 524900

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