Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust P.A.U.O.

The development of Paediatric Emergency care through the provision of an Observation and Assessment (O&A) Unit at Hope Hospital formed part of an integrated children’s unplanned care service for Salford. The unit provides via a single point of access, assessment of emergency cases, an area for short term observation of children (up to 24 hours), and a location for the co-ordination of continuing management of patients at home where appropriate. These developments provide for the needs of 95% of unplanned care activity for the children and young people of Salford.