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Acute Hospital Paediatrics - Tameside Hospital Nhs Foundation Trust

The acute hospital paediatric service is based at Tameside Hospital and deals with children with acute health needs.

The children's ward comprises of a 21 bedded inpatient unit, 8 bedded day case unit.

Provides nursing care for children aged between 0 to 16 yrs of age (in secondary education) with a variety of medical, surgical, orthopaedic, ENT, dental and gynaecological problems. On the unit we are able to provide care for children and young people requiring a higher dependency of care, with a resuscitation and stabilisation area.

Address details Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Fountain Street Ashton-under-Lyme Lancs OL6 9RW
Telephone 0161 922 5256 Website address

Age groups

Birth To 16 years

This provider is open during:
All Year

Eligibility information


Children with acute health needs both medically and surgically referred from a range of professionals or through a self referral option via the emergency dept.

Referral route:

Referrals received from GPs, Community Doctors, Health Visitors, School Nurses, Community Nurses, Therapists, Educational Psychologists, community midwives, and social care.

Open to self referrals

Transition arrangements:

Medical care will revert to the GP once the episode is completed however a period of 'open access' is given to specific children. Transitional arrangements in place for children with diabetes and epilepsy.

Referral information

  • Self Referral
  • Via Gp Or Other Health Professional
  • Via Social Services

Additional Needs area of experience

The provider has indicated that they have experience and/or training in the following additional need. Please contact them for more information.

Allergies/ Epi Pen Administration, Tube Feeding, Complex Health Needs, Able To Administer Medication,

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