Bramble Children and Young People’s Unit

We are based at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Bramble Children and Young People's Unit specialises in caring for babies, children and young people between the ages of 0-18 years old. Patients’ who are over 16 and up to 18 (until their 18th birthday) are offered the choice to be cared for on Bramble or an Adult ward. 

More about us

Currently, our Bramble Unit is undergoing lots of exciting changes and improvements, in both layout and how we provide services, as we strive to always provide the best and most up-to-date care. 

The ward can be contacted anytime for the latest information, as the details below may vary based on developments. 

We have many areas within the Bramble Unit, including: 

Bramble High Dependency Unit

Here we care for children of all ages who require close observation and monitoring. It has a 4 bed maximum capacity including a cubicle. 

Bramble Blue and Green

Blue and Green team has 26 beds in bays and cubicles and care for patients with a wide variety of medical, surgical and oncology conditions. 

Bramble Yellow

Bramble Yellow has 6 beds which care for children pre and post operatively and day case procedures. 

Paediatric Day Case Unit

Bramble day case runs week days from 8am to 6pm and is accessed via Paediatric Outpatients, Level 1, Area J. 

The Day Case Unit provides care and treatment for children and young people that can be delivered in a day. This means you get to go home the same day as your care. 

Paediatric Oncology Day Case Unit

Open from 9am to 5pm weekdays, for children to attend for day case treatments, supportive care and follow-up reviews.

Security

The safety of children is paramount. The doors to the unit are always closed and locked and a secure entry system is in use. Access can be obtained using the intercom system at the right of the door.

Where to find us

We are based at the Royal Devon and Exeter (Wonford)

Bramble Ward, Level 1, Area H.
Barrack Road
Exeter
EX2 5DW

Contact us

If you would like to get in touch with the department, please contact: 

  • Yellow Team: 01392 402678 / 01392 402679 
  • Blue Team: 01392 402681 
  • Bramble High Dependency Unit: 01392 402757 
  • Bramble Day Case Unit: 01392 402677 
  • Oncology Day Case Unit: 01392 406078 
  • Oncology Office: 01392 402685 

 

Our team

Our experienced and friendly team of specialist children's doctors (paediatricians) nurses, therapists, healthcare assistants, play specialists and other staff provide safe and effective care for our young patients and their families. 

We have 24 consultant paediatricians, supported by a team of junior doctors and approximately 90 nurses, who work in partnership with families, children and young people to provide safe and effective healthcare. 

The team is led by: 

Clinical Lead Paediatrics

  • Chris Moudiotis

Clinical Matron for Paediatrics and Neonates

  • Louise Rattenbury

Clinical Nurse Managers

  • Catherine Manlow
  • Rhea Toney
  • Natalie Stephens

Lead Nurse for Children

  • Lisa Brown

Supporting you

We provide the following facilities to support the wellbeing of our patients and families during their time on Bramble Ward.

Play

The Play Service provide a range of toys and activities for children and young people of all ages and stages of development. Play is currently provided at the bedside and Play Specialists are available for provide support for patients who require distraction during, or preparation in advance of any procedures.

To contact the Play Team please email rde-tr.playspecialistteambramble@nhs.net  

Learning

School is available for all children in hospital for three days or more, during term time from 9-11.30am and 1.30-3.30pm. Please visit www.devonhospitalschool.org.uk to find out more about the service. 

Parent facilities

We encourage parents to stay with their child and want to make your time with us as comfortable as possible. One parent is welcome to stay overnight and a bed will be provided next to your child. Parents of children in the High Dependency Unit will be allocated an area within Bramble Unit to rest. 

Breakfast is provided for all resident parents and all meals are provided for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. Water fountains are available throughout the unit and hot beverages are available. Please ask your child’s nurse if you would like a hot drink. Parents can use the bath and shower rooms within Bramble Unit. 

If you are feeling down, stressed or anxious about anything, there are a number of websites and apps that can provide information, advice, and support. 

 

More support

If you are feeling down, stressed or anxious about anything, there are a number of websites and apps that can provide information, advice, and support.

Devon SEND Local Offer

What is the SEND Local Offer?

Devon’s SEND Local Offer is the education, health and social care services and support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) from birth to 25.

More information

Patient information leaflets

We produce a wide range of leaflets which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital. 

We also produce these in different formats including large print, please contact the department you are visiting for more information.

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Useful videos

We have a wide range of videos which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital. 

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Last updated: November 15, 2022