Most children who require treatment at Staffordshire Children’s Hospital at Royal Stoke receive this as outpatients. As with the Emergency Centre, there is a dedicated outpatients area for children which hosts clinics and receive day cases.
A whole range of clinics and specialties are seen through the department, treating children who do not necessarily require overnight assessment on a ward.
The outpatients area is light and bright and features an adolescent room with computer games and age-appropriate magazines. There is also a distraction station designed to take children's minds off procedures with toys and a micro projector so young people can plug in their mobile phones and listen to their own music.