What we do

This is a short stay unit where children with minor illness can be seen and assessed by experienced paediatric nurses and doctors.  Children who are unwell can be observed for a few hours with the aim of being discharged home.

The unit undertakes some investigations as deemed necessary and liaises with other professionals such as health visitors, school nurses, safeguarding, physiotherapists and dieticians.

Children may also be referred to the unit to have other procedures such as dressings changed, intravenous therapy (for example antibiotics after inpatient admission).  

How to access the service

The unit receives referrals from GP surgeries, the Urgent Care Centre at Burnley, midwives and nurse practitioners.

Where to find us

We are located in Area 3 on Level 2.

Ward Manager

Debbie Higgins

Key Staff

Helen Lockyer - Matron

General Enquiries

01282 804645

Opening times

Children are accepted at the unit between 10am and 6pm Monday to Friday and 12 noon to 6pm on Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays. The Unit is available for advice until 8pm.​​​​​​​

Parents/relatives are advised to stay with the child until discharged or transferred to Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital. A maximum of two visitors per patient is recommended.

Facilities for Parents

The hospital restaurant is located in close proximity to the unit.

Entrance to the Unit

Access is by speaking to staff via the intercom system at the main door.