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About us

The Paediatric Emergency Department in the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children is the biggest and busiest emergency department specifically for children in the South West of England. We see all children up to 16 years of age presenting with injuries and illness, including children referred from GPs and children referred from other hospitals to see speciality teams within the children's hospital. We are also the designated regional Paediatric Major Trauma  centre and we see severely injured children who are transferred here from across the South West.

The emergency department is staffed by Consultant specialists in Paediatric Emergency Medicine, an experienced nursing team who specialise in paediatrics and paediatric emergencies, doctors training in Paediatric Emergency Medicine and Emergency Nurse Practitioners.  We have a superb extended team including health care assistants, a dedicated play specialist, plaster technicians, secretarial, administrative and reception staff and domestic staff. We welcome medical and elective students.

The children's emergency department is currently being redesigned and refurbished. The areas being worked on are our resus area, family room, patient toilets, office space and our staff room.
This work will be carried out from Monday, 26 June 2017 to September 2017.
This may mean that you experience some noise or disruption during your visit, and we ask for your patience and understanding on this matter.
The works should not however cause any disruption to the temporary clinical area that we will be treating you in, or your care.
If you have any concerns or questions please speak to a member of staff.