Although we’re not a specific children’s ward, we always work to care for children in as child-friendly an environment as possible.
Of the children we admit, about one third recover rapidly and are discharged to paediatric wards, and two thirds need to be transferred to our regional Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at Bristol.
We maintain an excellent working and professional relationship with Bristol Royal Hospital for Children to maintain the high standards of care our paediatric patients deserve and receive.
If you have any queries about our paediatric service you can speak to Dr Julian Berry, the lead consultant for paediatric critical care.
We routinely review patients on other Royal Cornwall wards that have been discharged from ICU, as well as those who are at risk of deterioration, either following direct request from ward staff, or through an automated alerting process through eObs.
The outreach service also plays a valuable role in educating ward staff in the early recognition and management of deteriorating patients. Members of the outreach service have skills in transfer medicine, and are frequently involved in the inter and intra-hospital transfer of critically ill patients.
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