Covid-19 Paediatric Intensive Care Unit Contingency Plan (753)

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Abstract

The requirement to increase critical care capacity, and to initiate other changes in critical care practices/organisation, will vary according to the type and severity of the incident. These will be activated in a stepwise fashion in response to clinical pressure.

At present the Paediatric Critical Care Department is commissioned to provide 17 intensive care beds and has 22 physical bed-spaces. There is capacity to expand PICU into Ward 1E thus providing another 14 beds. This will bring PICU bed capacity from 17 to 36 beds.  In addition the Neonatal Unit has 50 equipped intensive care beds.

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Document Id: 753