News posted 7 April, 2020

Wythenshawe Hospital – temporary changes to paediatric emergencies

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As part of our response to the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, please note that from Tuesday 7th April 2020, we are temporarily relocating all services for paediatric emergencies to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, so Wythenshawe Hospital’s Emergency Department will not accept paediatric emergencies. All ambulances will now divert to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Paediatric Emergency Department. This is to support the increased need for critical care at Wythenshawe Hospital during this time.

In the event of an emergency, parents, guardians and carers must now take children to the Paediatric Emergency Department, Oxford Road, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL.  It is extremely important that children are not taken to the Wythenshawe Hospital Emergency Department.

We will update you further when the paediatric emergency services and Starlight Children’s Unit at Wythenshawe Hospital are re-opened.

Thank you in advance for your support to the NHS and the wider community at this particular time.