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We see around 250,000 patients a year at our hospitals. 75,000 come through A&E and around 63,000 are admitted for treatment.

Children's Ward

Welcome to our Children's Ward Page!

If you are coming to stay with us you can see photos of Shugborough Ward and Anson Suite and we'll answer some of the frequently asked questions we get from other children.

If you have any suggestions about what you would like to see on this page, please email communications@midstaffs.nhs.uk.

Photos of Shugborough Ward

These are some of the people who will be looking after you if you come to stay on either the Shugborough Ward or the Anson Suite.
If you aged between 16 and 19 you'll stay on the Anson Suite.

We have a large team including doctors, nurses, specialist nurses, play specialists, dieticians, physiotherapists, paediatric psychology and community paediatric nurses.

This is the entrance to the Shugborough Ward and Anson Suite. We’re located on the ground floor of Stafford Hospital .

We have a secure door for the safety of our patients. You and your family and any visitors will need to buzz in and out of the ward.

This is our playroom where we keep some of our toys. We have toys, games and books for children of all ages.

We do ask that younger children are supervised by an adult or play therapist.

This is Cassie, our ‘PAT’ (Pets as Therapy) dog, she visits the ward from time to time to put a smile on everyone’s face!

Frequently Asked Questions


Who else will be staying on the ward? We accommodate all children from babies up to 19 year olds. We have 30 beds for children and a separate area (called the Anson Suite) for adolescents.

When are the visiting hours? We operate an open visiting policy in the children’s ward.

Are there any shops? Yes there is a bakery, a WHSmith and a florist in the reception area.

Can I bring my ipod/laptop or TV? You can, but for Health and Safety reasons you can’t bring anything into the ward that needs to be plugged in.

Can I use my mobile phone on the ward? Yes you can but we do ask that you switch it to silent mode at night time so you don’t disturb other patients.

Can I bring my favourite food? You’re more than welcome to bring in your favourite snacks but we will provide all your meals.

Are there any games? Yes we have a Nintendo Wii, an Xbox and a Playstation.

Paediatric User Group

The aim of our PUG group is to listen to children and young people and use their feedback to make changes on the ward. If you would like to participate in the group please contact Rona Borland.
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