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Lion and Dolphin Ward


Welcome to Dolphin and Lion Ward, an inpatient children's ward. The ward is situated in Centre Block. If your child is staying overnight, please tell the ward staff if you would like to stay with them.

lion ward

How to find us

The best place to park is in the multi storey car park. You can then reach the rest of the hospital from level 2, which is the Main Entrance.  

We offer all parents whose child is admitted to a ward or A&E a free parking permit. Please ask the nurse in charge about this.


Two visitors per patient, for more visitors, please ask the nurse in charge.

Visiting hours are between 12:00pm and 8:00pm.

What do I need to bring?

  • Baby feeds, nappies and other essentials.
  • Snacks or drinks, especially if your child has a special diet.
  • Any medication your child is taking.
  • Your child's favourite toy, book or comforter.
  • If your child is staying overnight, please bring nightwear and daywear for your child, as well as other essentials such as toothbrushes.

Staff details

Matron: Sue Timperley
 Annette Emery
A. Gordon, S. Edees, N. Pritchard, P. DeHalpert, N. Mann, R. Kumar, A. Madasseri, C. Holt 

Any other information

Teaching: If your child is going to be on the ward for long, the key teacher will link with your child's normal school and plan individual work for them. Provision can be made for children to sit all national exams on the ward if needed. School is held on the ward Mon-Fri every morning in term time and there are four teachers every day. 

Nearby facilities

Nearest refreshment points

Convenience store (Main Entrance Block)
Coffee bar (Main Entrance Block)
Restaurant on level 1 (South Block)
League of Friends shop and tea bar (Maternity Block)

Useful contacts

Dolphin and Lion Ward
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Craven Road

0118 322 8013

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    London Road,
    RG1 5AN
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    Tel: 0118 322 5111