Wythenshawe Hospital is not accepting paediatric emergencies and is temporarily relocating all services for paediatric emergencies to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.
In a statement, the hospital said: “As part of our response to the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, please note that from Tuesday 7th April 2020, we are temporarily relocating all services for paediatric emergencies to Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, so Wythenshawe Hospital’s Emergency Department will not accept paediatric emergencies.
“All ambulances will now divert to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Paediatric Emergency Department. This is to support the increased need for critical care at Wythenshawe Hospital during this time.”
In the event of an emergency, parents, guardians and carers must now take children to the Paediatric Emergency Department, Oxford Road, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL. The hospital has said it is extremely important that children are not taken to the Wythenshawe Hospital Emergency Department.