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Supporting the Children's Emergency Department at Bristol Children's Hospital

Emergency Department staff

The incredible staff at The Emergency Department at Bristol Children's Hospital

Did you know that every 15 minutes, a child is in need of an urgent visit to the Emergency Department at Bristol Children’s Hospital? The Department is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year providing emergency care, to children from babies to teenagers, for a range of conditions from asthma through to meningitis and sepsis.

With an ever-expanding population under its care, which has doubled in under four years, the children’s Emergency Department is in need of expansion and renovation, providing vital support for the 40,000 poorly babies and children treated there each year.

Our latest appeal to support the department will transform the waiting area, create a teen zone area for adolescent patients, a play area for young children, and support the expansion of the Resus (resuscitation) area, where the most critically ill babies and children are treated is equipped with the latest lifesaving equipment.

This appeal will give the specialist team further space to treat young patients, as well as provide an additional pioneering Resuscitaire to increase its capacity as a leading Major Trauma Centre in the UK.

Work has already begun, and with your help, we can help save lives and support sick children and their families from all over the South West who are dependent on this vital service. Donate and make a difference to your Emergency Department today.

“All children's hospitals have charities related to them, and I think we've one of the best in The Grand Appeal. Every time I work with them, they give a huge amount of energy to each project.”

Dr Giles Haythornthwaite

Emergency Department Consultant and Major Trauma Clinical Lead