The Paediatric Emergency Department (PED) at Royal
Manchester Childrens Hospital sees 46,000 children each year with
up to 200 children attending each day. This includes children
arriving by ambulance, children brought by parents and all
emergency admissions to RMCH.
Since 2012 RMCH has been a regional paediatric trauma
centre, this means that any child with suspected serious or life
threatening injury within 1 hours travelling time from RMCH will be
brought directly to the Paediatric Emergency Department by the
ambulance service from all over the North West region.
PED is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of
doctors, nurses and support staff who are experienced and highly
committed to ensuring that acutely ill and injured children receive
the best possible care.
"Nobody wants to have to bring their child to an
Emergency Department. The families that we meet are having a bad
day. Our aim is to make that bad day better."