New Children’s Emergency Department opens 

10/04/2018 00:00 
The new entrance is via the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing.

The new department is on the ground floor of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (EGA) Wing and is connected to the adults’ Emergency Department via the extension that linked the EGA to University College Hospital.

With its own entrance and waiting area, there is more space and a better environment for the babies, children and young people who visit our Emergency Department.

Minor works and decorations are scheduled to take place over the next few months to improve the space further.

Becky Jarman, lead nurse, said: “The new Children’s Emergency Department is a great step forward. Now children and young people have their own entrance and waiting area, away from the hustle and bustle of the main Emergency Department.

“I hope this will help make what can be a stressful experience slightly less difficult for our youngest patients.”  

Chris Laing, divisional clinical director for emergency services, said: “It is great news that children and young people coming to our Emergency Department now have a space that is a more suitable environment to meet their needs.

“I am confident this will be an outstanding facility that will deliver the very best care for this group of patients.”

Professor Peter Hindmarsh, divisional clinical director for paediatrics and adolescent medicine, said: "This is major step forward for children's care at UCLH. 

“A dedicated ED area for paediatrics is needed in all major hospitals and it is great that UCLH is in the vanguard of such a development.”

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