Children's Services

Children's Unit

The children’s ward comprises of a 21 bedded inpatient unit, 8 bedded day case unit.

The ward is based at Hartshead South on the first floor and provides nursing care for children aged between 0 to 16 yrs of age (in secondary education) with a variety of medical, surgical, orthopaedic, ENT, dental and gynaecological problems. On the unit we are able to provide care for children and young people requiring a higher dependency of care, with a resuscitation and stabilisation area. The children’s unit is also currently involved in various research projects overseen by MRCN.

The team comprises of experienced paediatric nurses and auxiliaries who provide holistic family centred care 24 hours, 7 days a week. The team work closely with all members of the multi-disciplinary team in order to deliver evidence based care to a high standard which ultimately empowers both you and your child in preparation for discharge.

The unit’s aim is to support both you and your child by providing individualised care that meets and responds to the ever changing field of paediatric nursing.

We actively encourage involvement in your child’s care by providing facilities to enable you to be resident throughout their stay.

Referrals are accepted from General Practitioners, Accident and Emergency Department, the Observation and Assessment Unit and other health professionals. Patients are not able to self refer to this service.