We provide medical and surgical services for children at the hospital. We care for babies born prematurely or who need some extra care after being born within our neonatal unit. We have a separate paediatric A&E service. Some services are also delivered in the community by the Paediatric Acute Response Team, PART.
The paediatric services are delivered from a number of locations;
- Children’s Wards – B10 and B11
- Children’s Out Patient Department
- Paediatric Assessment Unit
- Paediatric A&E
- Bath Street, PART
Additional out -patient services for children are also provided by the following specialties;
- General Surgery
- Ear, Nose and Throat, ENT
- Children’s Surgery
Children’s surgery is performed at Warrington Hospital in our dedicated unit. The vast majority of this surgery is performed as a day case and there is a designated paediatric day case unit of seven beds. This area is separate from the paediatric medical / emergency admissions ward. Facilities are available on the main children’s ward if and when needed.
Anaesthesia, theatre and recovery
As a trust providing emergency care in emergency situations as well as elective all the consultant anaesthetists are qualified to anaesthetise children if 3 years and older in the majority of situations. Several of the consultants take a special interest in children’s anaesthesia and anaesthetise children from a year of age and, on occasion, from 6 months of age.
Parents are able to escort their child to theatre, leaving only after he or she has been anaesthetised. Parents can then wait in the parents’ room while the surgery takes place, and re-join their child once in the recovery area.
The neonatal unit provides expert, round-the-clock care for newborn babies who are ill or born prematurely. If your baby is in the hospital's neonatal unit, you are not alone.
Name: Carol Millington
Address: Warrington and Halton Hospitals FT Trust, Lovely Lane, Warrington, WA5 1QG
Telephone: 01925 665290/662429