Located in Ward 15 the unit, named ‘Only for the Day’, was set up to provide day care for children who require such things as blood tests, medical assessments and allergy testing. Before the unit opened, these children would have come to Noah’s Ark and been treated alongside children who had been admitted to the ward as inpatients. BCG immunisation clinics are also held in the Unit.
The service separates inpatient and outpatient services. Only for the Day provides a friendly, relaxed, environment for the children, and the nurses can dedicate their time to caring for them.
This means less time waiting for treatment and less anxiety for both children and parents alike.