Apollo Ward (CW)

Apollo Ward

We are an 8 bedded unit providing High Dependency Care to children and young people at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

We have dedicated staff for the unit and our team includes nurses, medical and surgical teams, pain team, play specialists and many more who will answer any questions you may have.

Who will look after me?

Each patient on Apollo Ward will have a dedicated nurse to care for them and a nurse in charge who co-ordinates the shift. The unit is led by the Unit Sister. Your dedicated nurse is responsible for looking after your child with the support of his/her colleagues throughout the shift. Nursing shift patterns run from 8am-8.30pm and 8pm-8.30am. Please ask a member of the team if you have any questions.

There is a morning ward round, consisting of consultants, registrars and senior house officers who will  review the treatment and care of each patient. There is also an evening ward round.

Other members of staff

Other staff who you may meet on the ward include physiotherapists, dieticians, play specialists, ward pharmacists, housekeepers, student nurses, medical students and ward clerks.


Meals for patients are available free of charge, a member of catering staff will usually take orders in the morning.

Mothers that are breastfeeding and are visiting their child on the ward are also entitled to free meals. There is a breakfast trolley situated opposite the nurse’s base from 7.30am-10am for patients. Lunch is served at 12pm and dinner is served at 5pm.

Parent’s Room

A Parent’s Room is located on the unit; please feel free to use the room and facilities.

Car Parking

Car parking is provided to parents/guardians of patients on Apollo Ward free of charge. If you are transferred to another ward please be aware that you will have to pay for parking. Please ask your nurse for a form.

Play Team

We have a play specialist team who offer toys and games to patients as well as distraction therapy during interventions. There is also a play room located on the ward.


The television service is available free of charge from 7am–7pm. After this time you are able to purchase a TV card from main reception for further viewing.

Please use the provided headphones from 7pm.


There are no visiting restrictions for parents/carers. We encourage one parent to stay overnight with their child. A bed will be provided. We ask that other family members/friends visit within 8am-8pm, with no more than two visitors at one time.

School Room

The School Room is located on the 1st floor. We understand that not all patients will be well enough to attend so activities can be brought to the ward. 


Was this page useful to you?

Share this page