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Star Floor (Third)

CHfW Star Star floor houses the Childrens Critical Care Unit, Outpatient’s Psychology and the Teaching Suite.

Children's Critical Care Unit

The Children's Critical Care Unit has 15 bed spaces.   This includes two double-bedded bays for children who either require isolation, or who are inpatients for a number of months due to the complexity of their condition.

One of the two-bedded bays has both negative and positive pressure air systems to enable high-risk children to be isolated.  

Each bed area has purpose made pendant systems with integrated supplies within.  One bed area has a hoist mechanism on the critical care end with four within the high dependency end to enable manoeuvring of the rehabilitating child and to enable them to mobilise whilst recovering and to use the bathroom with minimal manual handling.

The Unit has been designed to enable easy observation of all clinical areas whilst ensuring children with high dependency do not have a good view of the children requiring critical care.

The Unit provides a transport service across South, West and Mid Wales, with children from North Wales going to Alder Hey Hospital. All children requiring critical care (other than those requiring cardiac surgery, burns care or specialist liver care) will be cared for in this Unit.

This floor contains a Star Bridge to enable staff to access Phase One, and the Star Link back to the main hospital to enable the moving of children from main theatres, children having neurosurgery or emergency surgery out of hours, and  children coming from the Emergency Unit requiring critical care. Neonates will also be moved across this link to the Children's Theatre floor.

Further Information

Visit the Paediatric Critical Care and Paediatric Psychology Service pages on the website for more information.


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