Inpatient services for children at Queen Elizabeth Hospital

The Children's Inpatients Ward at Queen Elizabeth Hospital - known as Safari Ward - provides a warm and welcoming environment for children requiring a variety of treatments and lengths of stay.


Safari Ward is on the ground floor next to the Hippo Paedriatic Assessment Unit and Children's Outpatients (Dolphin Ward) and accessed via the entrance to "Macmillan Brook Unit". The nearest parking is at Car Park 1.


Children's Ward (Safari) Reception

T: 020 8836 5400/5427


Hannah Lawrence, Matron Children's Acute Services (QEH)

T: 0208 836 6226



Nicola Hirst and Tricia Omoregie , Ward Sisters (QEH)

T: 0208 836 4263



About the ward

  • A 20 bedded ward providing care for children and young people with a variety of medical conditions, such as asthma, bronchiolitis, diabetes, sickle cell, epilepsy, and  surgical and orthopaedic conditions.
  • We support children and young people who present with medical complications and also have mental health needs.
  • Safari Ward has 15 side rooms, some with en-suite facilities, and we have one bay that consists of five beds. We also have two high visibility rooms near the nursing station for acutely unwell children who require closer observation and nursing care.
  • The team includes paediatric consultants, registrars, senior house officers, a matron, a clinical nurse manager, practice development nurse, senior staff nurses, staff nurses and healthcare assistants.


How can you get a referral?

Children will be booked in for surgery having come through Children's Outpatients (Dolphin Ward), Hippo Paedriatic Assessment Unit, directly from the Emergency Department (A&E), or from other hospitals.