Children’s Maynard Sinclair Ward


Maynard Ward, based in the Ulster Hospital, is an acute medical inpatient unit caring for children and young people from birth up to their 16th birthday. We provide care in partnership with all who attend our unit.

You will find us on the 2nd floor at the front of the main hospital building.

  • Ward Information

    Nursing team:

    • Ward sister
    • Deputy Sisters
    • Registered Nurses
    • Nursing Assistants
    • Student Nurses

    Other staff that you may meet:

    • Ward Clerk (Monday – Friday)
    • Play Specialist (Monday – Friday)
    • Patient Experience staff

    Medical team:

    • Consultant Paediatrician
    • Speciality Doctors
    • Registrars and Foundation (level2) Doctors
    • Medical Students

    Nursing handover starts at 07:30 and takes place at the bed side. This involves the child/young person, parents/guardians and the nursing team.

    The medical ward round starts approximately at 09:30 and parents/guardians are encouraged to be present.

  • Parent Information

    Patient catering arrangements:

    Breakfast starts at approximately 07:45 after nursing handover.

    Lunch starts at approximately 12:00

    Evening Meal at approximately 16:30

    Supper on request at bedtime.

    Each meal time a selection of food is available on a trolley , special dietary needs are catered for on request.

    Parents can avail of the canteen which is located in close proximity to the ward.

    Parent facilities:

    There is a parents tea room available for use, this is located on Craig Ward which is directly above Maynard.

    There are shower facilities available.

    One parent is very welcome to stay overnight.

  • Visiting

    Outside of Winter:

    The ward operates an open visiting policy until 8pm
    Overnight one parent/guardian
    Siblings can visit during the day
    No more than 4 visitors at any one time

    During Winter:

    Visiting ends at 8pm
    Overnight one parent/guardian
    Strictly no siblings/children
    No more than 2 visitors at any one time
    Parent/grandparents only

Baby being given medicine

Contact Details

Maynard Sinclair Ward

2nd Floor
Main Building
Ulster Hospital
Upper Newtownards Road
BT16 1RH

Call us(028) 9055 0445