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Paediatric In-patient Unit (Wards 19 and 20, Wishaw General Hospital) 


The paediatric unit within Wishaw General Hospital consists of two wards that are linked; wards 19 and 20. There are 40 beds within the unit that are split into 24 inpatients beds, 16 Ambulatory Care Beds and the Ambulatory Care Service.

Inpatients - 24 Beds

Inpatients provides care to children with:
  • Medical Conditions
  • Surgical
  • ENT
  • Dermatology
  • Orthopaedic

There are 6 isolation rooms with inpatients that are used for infectious diseases

Ambulatory Care - 16 Bedded Unit

Within this side of the unit there are:

  • Out Patient Clinics
  • Ward Attendees e.g. children admitted for tests
  • Triage Patients

Triage is an assessment of children that is based on a traffic light system. Where children are seen by a nurse and according to their assessment is either Red, Amber, Green:

  • Red children are seen first
  • Amber children are seen second
  • Green children will be reviewed by medical staff last

This ensures that all ill children are seen and treated promptly.

It is important for patients and parents to be aware that they may need to wait some time to be reviewed by medial staff.

Ambulatory Care Service

The ambulatory care service is a service provided to patients in their own home. The aim of this service is to allow early discharge from hospital and to prevent hospital admission.

For more information contact:

Wishaw General Hospital
50 Netherton Street

Tel: 01698 361 100