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Printed at: 09:56:54 / 19-10-2020

Paediatric Day Care Unit (PDCU)

Our paediatric department is still operating as normal.

If your child is feeling unwell without COVID-19 symptoms, you should still contact you GP practice in order to get a referral into the hospital. Our Paediatric outpatient clinics are still continuing as normal. Our Consultants are assessing whether your child should attend a face-to-face clinic, have a telephone consultation or if your appointment will be rebooked for a later date.

If you are asked to attend a face-to-face appointment, it is important that you do come to the hospital as the consultant will have good reason for wanting to see you. You do not have to walk through the hospital building in order to reach your appointment, there are direct access routes into Milton Mouse and Luing Cowley.

We are taking all necessary precautions to ensure you are safe and are staggering appointments so there are not many people in the waiting room, if you feel uncomfortable waiting inside the building, please ring us when you have arrived on site, stay in your car and we will call you once it is time for your appointment. You may see the nurses wearing personal protective equipment, this is to protect you and other visitors. Appointments should be attended by the patient and ONE parent/carer, no siblings or other family members should be attendance. Should you have any concerns or wish to speak with anyone please contact 01908 997 003.

This unit is open Monday to Friday, between 8am and 5pm on Ward 4.

The Unit provides an environment where children can undergo various investigations in a child-friendly environment without the need for an overnight stay. It is staffed with children’s trained nurses.

These types of procedures may include:

  • Diagnostic investigations
  • IV antibiotics
  • Infusions
  • Blood transfusions
  • MRI and CT scans under sedation
  • Sweat tests
  • Immunisations
  • Blood tests
  • Reviews

Senior Sister

Gill Tatum is the senior sister for PDCU. She is contactable on 01908 996 356 or by emailing [email protected].