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Welcome to Children's Services

Updated 18 October 2016

The aim of this directory is to provide an outline of the services provided by the department to help identify the best part of the service for each individual child/young person with acute paediatric health problems and the easiest way to contact the relevant team. Helpful telephone and fax numbers are provided on the contact page.

Children's Services are part of the Women's and Children's Services Division. It is a friendly and support service with integrated acute and community child health teams and close links with maternity services. Consultants have a wide range of sub-speciality expertise and we are fortunate to have a highly trained and experienced nursing and associated teams.

The children's unit provides inpatient care, an acute referral unit and an elective care unit for both emergency and planned care.

A new unit now provides an integrated area for acute and elective procedures. A separate Children's outpatient area gives 8 clinic rooms with dedicated play facilities.

There is a modern Level 2 Neonatal unit located in an adjacent wing with 18 cots. The Community Paediatric service is located in the Colchester Primary Care Centre adjacent to the main hospital site in a purpose built children's centre.

These pages are written by Jackie McSweeney, Childrens Services Operation Manager