Observation and Assessment Unit

Observation and Assessment Unit

An Acute Assessment Unit where children's illnesses can be stabilised and monitored by a specialist team of Children's Nurses. If your child's illness requires further monitoring after a 6 hour period, they are transferred to the Children's Unit or another appropriate health care setting.

Referrals are accepted from GPs A&E and other health care professionals. Patients are not able to self refer to this service.

If your child is fit for discharge after 6 hours, follow up care arrangements will be organised with either the Child's G.P, Children's Community Nursing Team or with the Children's Outpatient Department.