The paediatric department is open seven days a week, 365 days of the year.
The paediatric care team deliver a high standard of holistic care providing assessment and diagnosis followed by referral or treatments to all patients and their families attending with ailments and injuries.
The children's area is separate from the adult area, and can be accessed from the main waiting area in the Emergency Department. The area is made up of a large family waiting area, with plenty of toys and activities, four brightly decorated assessments rooms, a triage room, and a distraction treatment room. The paediatric department is directly linked to x-ray for those children who require imaging.
Children are assessed, treated and discharged in the majority of situations, however a few will require a further period of assessment or treatment in the Children's Assessment Unit which is linked directly or as an inpatient on one of the children's wards which are just above us. As routine, information can be shared with your child's General Practitioner and school nurse or health visitor. Other services that can help your family may also be contacted.