Children’s Short Stay Assessment (Rapid Response Unit)
The Children’s Short Stay Assessment Unit cares for children and young people from birth up to their 16th birthday. We provide rapid assessment and treatment of a wide range of medical conditions. Children and Young people are either discharged or transferred to inpatient ward for ongoing care.
You will find us on the 3rd floor at the front of the main hospital building.
Opening Hours and Referral process
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 08:30-17:30
Referrals are made from:
- Local GPs
- Emergency Department
- Community Midwives
- Health Visitors
- Internal hospital staff
You cannot self-refer to this unit.
Advanced Paediatric Nurse Practitioners (APNP)
Other staff that you may meet :
Other health professionals e.g. dietitians
Patient Experience staff
Registrars and Foundation (level2) Doctors
Some conditions that we treat
- Allergic reactions
- Exacerbation of asthma
- Faltering growth
- Feeding problems
- Food challenges
- Henoch schonlein purpura
- Nephrotic syndrome
- Prolonged jaundice screen
- Pyrexia of unknown origin
- Treatment for haemangioma
- Venepuncture Clinic
There is a parent’s tea room available for use.
Parents can avail of the canteen which is located in close proximity to the unit
Shop available at front of hospital and vending machines located on the 1st Floor.