We see children and young people up to the age of 16 years presenting with minor illness/injuries such as:
All children are assessed by a paediatric trained nurse. Children and young people are then appropriately streamed to see the paediatric doctor or the appropriate specialty.
The Paediatric Assessment Unit accepts direct referrals from GPs, Emergency Departments and other health professionals, and allows children to be in a safe, child-friendly environment, providing holistic care for child and family. The unit also allows for periods of observation, to prevent hospital admissions, and offers children and parents’ health education prior to discharge.
Visiting outside these times can be discussed with the nurse or midwife in charge. See our Visiting Policy.
The Paediatric Assessment Unit is on the fourth floor of the Tower Block at Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske, Truro.
As you enter the Tower Block, turn left and either take the stairs, which are past the cafe on your right, or continue past the cafe until the lifts are in front of you. Take the lift or the stairs to the fourth floor.
If you enter from the main hospital entrance, go past the cafe (on your right) and WH Smiths (on your left). Head to the end of the corridor and go down the stairs or take the lift to the ground floor. Go left and this will bring you to the Lloyds Pharmacy shop (on your left). Continue past Lloyds, right to the end of the corridor and then turn right to enter the Tower Block. Just before the Tower Block reception, take the lift or the stairs to the fourth floor.
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