Nightingale Patient and Play Specialist - Natasha Gilbert.jpgThe paediatric emergency department is often the first and only part of the hospital that children and young people and their families come into contact with. As part of our new Emergency Department development, it was specially designed to be welcoming to children.

We cater for all acute trauma and the initial assessment of children and young people from various sources and use the latest IT systems to track patients during their assessment and care. 

We primarily see children and young people who are brought in directly by their parents or via a 999 call. 

Patients seen in our Paediatric Emergency Department can be admitted to a ward for further observation, discharged home or transferred for more appropriate specialist care at another hospital or in the community.