Daily Routine on the Wards

To orient oneself in a hospital, is not always easy. In order that you can concentrate on your child, we summarised the most important information like e.g. parent’s accommodation or subsistence for parents and visitors.

When do you meet contact persons?

During each early-, late-, and night shift, a nurse is responsible for your child and available as contact person. The ward physician will answer your questions during the ward round as well as after consultation with the nurses and will be at your disposal for medical information and conversations.

Here you can find the wards and departments auf der Bult.

When are the visiting hours?

Reference persons may visit their children around the clock on our ward. All other visitors must respect the visiting hours from 08.00 a.m. to 19.30 p.m. As a matter of course, visitors must be free from infectious diseases. Please give notice about your arrival or departure in order that our nurses know when you look after your child.

Further services for you and your child:

  • In the Patient’s Library, the "cheerful sickroom", we lend your child books on Mondays and Thursdays from 14.00 p.m. to 16.00 p.m. free of charge – if your child is bedridden as well via a mobile book trolley, which offers at the same time picture- and book material on the ward.
  • Our voluntary staff from the “Working Group Child in Hospital” from the German Child Protection Agency, plays, does handicrafts or reads by request together with your child.
  • Clinic clowns, the hospital pirate, a story-teller as well as magicians, interactive musicians are creating a little bit of distraction and fun at different times especially on wards with bedridden patients.
  • In case of longer inpatient stays, you child will receive school lessons by a hospital teacher.
  • The Children’s and Youth Hospital disposes of two “Snusel Rooms”, where the patients can relax. On ward 2 as well as on ward KJM II, corridor B, such rooms are at your disposal. Here,  the basic senses are being stimulated by quiet music, slight movements and subtle luminous stimuli. The Güldene Sonne in Rehburg-Loccum as well has established such a room. Snuseln comes from "Snoezelen", what is a combination of the Dutch words "snuffelen" (to snuffle) and "doezelen" (to snooze).
  • Some wards are regularly visited by a mobile children's zoo. Rabbits, bunnies, a dog, donkeys and other animals are being spoiled by the usually  smaller patients.
  • Our voluntary staff from the “Working Group Child in Hospital” is looking after visiting children and siblings in the playing room from 15.00 p.m. to 17.00 p.m. free of charge.
  • On the playground of the Children’s and Youth Hospital, visiting children and our little patients can romp around (according to prior agreement).
  • Reference persons can rent a bike at the information desk. This way they can get regeneration in the nearby forest area.
  • They can additionally use a parent’s recreation room in the first floor across from the elevators. There you have amongst other things a coffee machine and a television set.

We bear your physical welfare in mind!

We kindly ask you to have your meals outside the patient’s room. The cafeteria and the dining room in the basement as well as the parent’s recreation room in the 1. floor across from the elevators are therefore at your disposal. In order to avoid infections and to enable our employees a little rest period, we ask you not to take your children to these rooms.

In the parent’s recreation room on the 1. floor across from the elevators, a mini kitchen is as well at your disposal.

Parents and relatives who are visiting their children, can acquire meal vouchers by purchase at the information desk at the entrance in the ground floor.

Opening hours dining room

  • Breakfast | 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
  • Lunch | Mo. to Fr. : 11:45 a.m. to 13:30 (1:30 p.m.)
  • Dinner | 18:00 (6:00 p.m.) to 19:00 (7:00 p.m.)

Here you can find the current menus

Opening hours Cafeteria (Café, Bistro and Shop)

  • Mo. to Thur. : 8:00 a.m. to 17:00 (5:00 p.m.)
  • Fr.: 8:00 a.m. bis 15:00 (3:00 p.m.)
  • Sat., Sun. and public holidays: 12:00 a.m. to 17:00 (5:00 p.m.)

The Cafeteria is located in the basement in front of the dining room. Here you can get hot beverages, snacks, magazines and sweets as well as toys and sanitary articles.  

Absolute smoking and alcohol ban

Within the entire Children’s and Youth Hospital smoking is strictly prohibited. Out of respect for our young patients, who do not tolerate the smoke, but as well for reasons of security (fire danger) smoking is strictly prohibited in the rooms, on the balconies and in the sanitary facilities.

At the main entrance as well as in front of the kiosk in the basement, smoking areas can be found.

Alcohol is as well prohibited within the Children’s and Youth Hospital.

A word of caution

If you want to keep safe your valuables such as credit card, cash etc., we ask you to place them solely in the lockable safe deposit boxes in the entrance hall in the ground floor. But we can not take liability for theft.