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About Us

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."