Inpatient Care – Children and young people are cared for in a 20-bedded ward. There is also a Childrens Assessment Unit where children are referred to from the Emergency Dept, GP surgeries, Community Midwives and Health Visitors.
The children’s ward takes inpatients and cares for children aged 0 to 16 years from a range of specialties that include:
- Paediatric medicine
We also have a high dependency cubicle on the ward for very unwell children. Children who require more specialised treatment are generally referred to Sheffield Children’s Hospital or Leeds.
The ward is staffed by trained children’s nurses.
To make the experience of hospital as normal as possible for children, we have a children’s play team.
Outpatient Care – Children with all different medical and surgical conditions are seen in our children’s outpatient department.
There are also speciality clinics with visiting consultants from Sheffield and Leeds including:
- Metabolic Medicine
Community Children’s Nursing Team
The Children’s Community Nursing Team consists of experienced children’s nurses with specialist skills in caring for sick children from birth to 16 years old. They provide care and support for children in their own homes, working with both general practitioners and hospital staff.
The team covers children with a wide range of conditions and includes:
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Ear-nose and throat conditions
- Oxygen dependent babies
- Palliative care needs
- Some children who have had surgery
- Children with special needs who need specialist support
- Nurse-led clinics for children with diabetes and asthma