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Formerly Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Inpatient services (children’s ward)

We have a dedicated children’s ward with a large indoor play area as well as a training room.

Our children’s ward team cares for children with a variety of surgical, orthopaedic and medical conditions. The children’s ward also provides specialist care for cystic fibrosis, endocrine, diabetes, epilepsy and long term chronic conditions.

The day case unit cares for children and young people who need operations from planned procedures such as surgery, ENT, orthopaedics, endocrine stimulation tests, food challenges, eye surgery or dental surgery

There is a 21-bed ward with one high-dependency unit, a six-bedded day case unit, four bedded assessment unit including facilities for adolescents. The department is staffed by registered children’s nurses and children’s doctors.

Children who are sick enough to require intensive care will be stabilised and transferred out by a specialist team from the North West and North Wales Transport Service which includes senior doctors and nurses. They will stabilise and transport the child to the nearest children’s intensive care unit facility with an available bed.

Referrals from the ward, assessment and observation unit or A&E can be made to the Community Children’s Nursing Outreach Team to provide support and care in the home environment if appropriate.

Parents can stay on the inpatient wards by the side of their child; fold-away beds are provided at night. There are also parents’ sitting room on the ward where parents can take a break and make themselves a drink.

Contact Us

Children’s ward - 01695 656 912

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