Charlie's day unit (CDU)

CDU is an ambulatory unit, situated on G floor next to the acute inpatient unit. It is open from 8am – midnight each week day and 10am – 6pm at the weekends.

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Charlies Day Unit (CDU) is a children’s day assessment and observation unit within the paediatric area on G floor. The CDU accommodates acutely ill babies, children and young people, referred predominantly by their GP, Emergency Department, Health visitors, Community Children's Nurse, open access patients and other specialities as well as Consultant Paediatricians via their clinic.

CDU aims to minimise time spent in hospital and the number of children admitted to the ward, by providing a rapid access to assessment, observation and appropriate management by clinicians and staff  with paediatric expertise. 

After a period of observation, if the child requires ongoing treatment in hospital he / she will be transferred from CDU to an inpatient bed on G2, the paediatric ward.  If the child is medically fit to be discharged they may be given a period of open access, 24-72hours. This enables them to receive additional support from the children’s community nursing team and direct access to CDU.

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updated 9 January 2018

Contact information

01256 313697

01256 314742

Opening Times:

Monday-Friday 8am - 12midnight

Saturday, Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am - 6pm

If you call CDU outside of our opening hours you will be put through to the nurses on the Children’s Inpatient Ward G2.

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