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Why do we need it?

The overall £4.8 million cost of the development will enable us to create a safe and specialised place for children to receive the very best care and attention, allowing us to continue saving lives in the highest quality environment.

Paediatric emergency department artists impression

The new Children’s Emergency and Trauma Department will expect to see over 30,000 children a year. The department will look after children’s emergencies from Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Dorset, Devon, Wiltshire, Berkshire, West Sussex, Channel Islands and Oxfordshire.  

The new department will bring the hospital firmly into the future, with innovative space and equipment allowing our staff to provide levels of care above and beyond what is currently possible. 


It will be made up of:

1. Reception, triage and waiting room

2. Children’s emergency x-ray

3. Procedural sedation room

4. Acute assessment unit

5. Observed treatment area

6. Short stay unit


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