Our department sees patients attending with a variety of presentations, from acute and life threatening medical conditions, to trauma and minor injuries. With this in mind, our staff need to have a broad knowledge base and a range of skills. Both nurses and Health Care assistants develop extended skills to enable our patients to receive the care they require in one setting. These include plastering, wound closure using glue, steristrips or suturing, wound dressings, cannulation and phlebotomy. We can offer career progression that will challenge you both clinically and as a manager.
Our Children’s Emergency Department is one of the busiest in Europe; we see approximately 60,000 children each year. Incorporated within our purpose built department are 3 high dependency bays, a dedicated vulnerable persons room and a 12 bedded Children’s short stay unit (CSSU) where children stay for further observation and care up to 18 hours from admission. We also have direct access to a Minor Illness and Minor Injuries department on site that we can refer children to following the initial nursing assessment. We operate a single front door model which means all children are referred to the department for speciality review and admission where required. We have a dedicated Children’s ED educator to support staff in their development, and they have close links with the children’s hospital to deliver shared training.