children’s assessment and observation unit

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children’s assessment and observation unit

A child-friendly unit used for paediatric emergencies in the UK which meet clinical criteria for management by a paediatric nurse practitioner. Such units recognise that assessment of children differs from that of adults and the four-hour target for A&E visits by adults cannot be easily applied to children.
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The Co-operative Travel at Victoria Street is appealing for children's toys to fill Santa's Suitcase - which will be donated to the paediatric assessment and observation unit at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.
Thousands of procedures every year will be carried out including both diagnosis and treatment using internal mini-cameras l Paediatric assessment and observation unit - work is due to begin on a new home for the 10-bed unit in the new year so Huddersfield children can benefit from improved surroundings in a child-friendly environment l Sleep laboratory - up to 500 patients a year will be able to undergo overnight tests at CRH in a new, special unit to investigate neurophysiology conditions lWard refurbishments - at Huddersfield we have a rolling ward refurbishment programme which this year will include pounds 1.
A 24-hour paediatric assessment and observation unit set up for short term stay at HRI.