COVID-19 response – Paediatrics

From Tuesday 7th April 2020, all paediatric emergencies are temporarily relocating 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 also 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.

Changes have also been made to urgent paediatric referrals. This includes in-patient, out-patient and phlebotomy referrals.