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Acute paediatric inpatient facilities

Children's health unit The children's unit is home to two inpatient wards - Acrewood and Bearwood. 

These wards provide a comprehensive range of investigations and treatments for children up to 15 years old. The exception is children with complex needs who attend special schools and are seen up to the age of 18 years.  

The two inpatient wards have 26 beds in total, and children are nursed in teams in order to ensure continuity of care. 

The majority of work is medical and of an acute emergency nature. 

Surgical admissions for ear, nose and throat (ENT), maxillofacial, general surgery and orthopaedics are also managed on the unit, with an area of Bearwood dedicated to caring for teenagers where appropriate.

Acrewood ward - staffed by Winnie the Pooh and Tigger team

This has eight beds in single rooms, with ensuite facilities, so it can provide isolation care.

Ward facilities for families include a kitchen where parents can make hot drinks and snacks. Overnight accommodation, either beside your child's bed or close by, can be provided for one parent or carer unless under exception circumstances or agreed with staff.

The ward also offers an education, play and sensory room, which has gentle lighting, a calm atmosphere and bubble tubes that can benefit all children and are enjoyed by everyone.

Within Acrewood ward you will find Eeyore - the paediatric high dependency unit (PHDU).

Bearwood ward - staffed by Rabbits and Owls team

This 16-bed ward provides care for children with a wide variety of conditions. There are cubicles to provide areas of isolation and a dedicated area to meet the needs of young people, from the ages of 12-16.

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