My only experience with British hospitals was when my mum was a patient, at the end of a long ward. I know little about nursing care, although I understand you specialize in school, train specifically for different areas.
We cover all aspects of nursing, med/surg, peds, psych, critical care, etc. etc. while we are in school. We specialize when we start work, orientation varies by hospital and department. The biggest ward I have seen had four pedi beds, usually we have private and/or semiprivate rooms. If you have been reading these posts for long, you will realize how much difference there is in nurse/patient ratios and hourly pay, in this country.
I'll finish this another day, have to get to bed, up early tomorrow.