State-of-the-art children’s A&E opens at Northwick Park Hospital
A new emergency department exclusively for children has opened at
The new £500,000 unit, which opened its doors on Thursday 8 August, will provide emergency treatment for children 16 years and under.
Until recently children have been seen and treated among adults in the main A&E department at the hospital.
Helen Byrne, senior sister, said:
“The atmosphere is calm and relaxed, which is essential when treating distressed or anxious children.”
Majella Sharma from
“It’s fantastic. We had no waiting time whatsoever and we were seen immediately by a really nice nurse. It is good that it is separated from the main A&E and it is a really lovely environment.”
The unit has three rapid assessment rooms, a triage room, four trolley beds, a large observation bay and a separate waiting room with toys and books. The waiting room will soon be lined with artwork from schools in
Twenty-three thousand children come into accident and emergency at the Trust each year.
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