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Accident And Emergency Departments (Children)

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 18 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if, in view of the high attendance figures for children at accident and emergency departments in Welsh hospitals, he will make it his policy that, within such departments, separate waiting areas for children should be provided, thus keeping the mapart from the very ill or very violent adults, commonly being treated in such departments.

Area health authorities have guidance on the need to provide, wherever possible, separate or screened waiting areas for children in accident and emergency departments.