About our services
The Paediatric Assessment Unit provides a comprehensive paediatric service both for elective and emergency care for all children up to the age of 17.
We are open daily from 8.30am to 9pm, 365 days a year, providing high quality, evidence based care in a child and family friendly environment.
The unit is a modern and spacious environment with 4 beds and a small play area. This is a short stay admission area, maximum of 6 hours.
If your child is unwell you may be referred in by your GP, midwife or through the Emergency Department at Hinchingbrooke.
The assessment unit also see children for elective medical procedures and for review post discharge if required.
The service is staffed by a team of experienced registered sick children’s nurses who are supported by a health-care support workers There is a specialist hospital play team,. The medical team is led by an experienced group of Consultant Paediatricians who have diverse skills and expertise.
Children will be assessed by the nursing and medical teams and a decision made about treatment options. During this time parent’s can access the parent’s sitting room with microwave and facilities to make beverages.
Mobile phones are allowed to be used on Holly Ward; however we do ask that you respect children and their families in neighbouring areas as calls can disturb patients and their families.
- Phones should therefore be used with consideration to others, we suggest they are switched to silent or vibrate.