Hascombe Children’s Ward

Hascombe is the Children’s ward and is located on level F

After a £1m fundraising campaign, Hascombe Ward was opened in 2005. It now has up to 28 inpatient beds and 6 assessment beds and a play room. Hascombe ward prides itself on being able to deliver fine care, not just for its patients, whose ages range from 0 – 15, but also supporting their families in what can be very difficult times.


Jane James is the Matron

Nichola Waghorn is the Senior Ward Sister

Hascombe can be telephoned by calling 01483 571122, extension 4071

Visiting:  One resident parent/carer can be present 24 hours a day, 2nd parent from 08:00-20:00, all other visitors from 2-8pm unless otherwise discussed with the nurse in charge. 


What Hascombe Ward parents/patients said:

“This is the NHS that patients dream of”

“Very, very good experience on the ward by everyone, can’t fault the care”

“We were seen quickly and efficiently by both the nurses and the doctors”

“Everyone was professional”

“The patient (age 5) liked getting the stickers when he was brave”

“All our questions were answered no matter how many we asked”

“The ward is very efficient and we were very quickly seen by both the nursing and medical staff”

“We liked the continuity of care, we saw the same nurse all day and she really knew what was happening to our daughter, which was really reassuring”

“The playroom is fantastic”


The Teenage Cancer Unit, part of Hascombe Ward

For implementing changes which has led to a better patient experience

Our Teenage Cancer Unit was officially opened in December 2011 by actor Simon Bird, star of hit sitcom The Inbetweeners.

On average we treat between two and five teenage cancer patients at any one time and the unit provides a private space with each room containing

  • a bed
  • ensuite bathroom
  • flat screen TV
  • laptop, wifi
  • games console.

There is also a kitchen area for patients and their relatives.

As the only shared care teenage cancer unit in the Surrey, West Sussex and Hampshire area, and one of only five in the whole of the South of England, it really is something special.

The Special Care Baby Unit

Runner Up Frontline Team of the Year, sponsored by RHW Solicitors

The Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) is located on level G

The Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) has 14 cots and takes premature and term babies who require intensive care or are unable to be cared for on a regular postnatal ward. A multidisciplinary team will ensure your baby receives high quality, family-centred care in a comfortable environment.

Our SCBU also features The Max Room parent’s room which offers a space for parents to sit and relax, a fully equipped kitchen and a comprehensive entertainment system, enabling families to switch off or tune in to the outside world.

The unit also has an Expressing Room – the Jubilee Room – which offers mums a space to express their breast milk in private away from the bays on the unit. The room has been furnished with chairs, breast pumps and iPod docking stations by Bliss, a charity for sick and premature babies, and the Royal Surrey Parents Club.


Jane James is the Matron

Giezl Pulanco is the Senior Ward Sister


What SCBU parents said:

“SCBU is so clean”

“Everyone was willing to answer our questions no matter how many we asked”

“Nothing was too much trouble”

“You were very accommodating to our friends and family who came to visit us on SCBU”

“SCBU is very clean”

“Staff are wonderful”

“The nurses are very kind and caring”

“Everyone had time for us”


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