dad & children

Children's Services

What we do

We provide a range of services for children including accident and emergency:

  • In-patient ward (Rupert Bear)
  • Children’s day surgery unit (Dolphin Unit)
  • Children’s out-patients unit
  • Specialised clinics e.g diabetes
  • Dedicated area for children in the main A&E
  • Children’s hospital from home team
  • Children’s social services
  • Named nurse for child protection
  • Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) which works closely with both the maternity  service to provide care for very young babies.

Over 25,000 children attended the paediatric A&E service in 2006/2007.

The department works closely with social services and the children's Hospital at Home team.

NHS Direct Department of Health

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