Environmental provisions for children in A&E
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Environmental provisions for children in A&E

Jane Partridge Sister, A&E Department, Grimsby hospital

Jane Partridge reports the results of a study which evaluated the environment of care for children attending A&E

The need to consider the effect of the hospital environment on the hospitalised child has been well established for over 30 years (1). While this has led to a more cheerful and appealing environment on paediatric wards, similar changes have not been reflected in AE departments (2), despite the fact that about three million children attend AE throughout the UK each year (3).

Emergency Nurse. 4, 4, 7-9. doi: 10.7748/en.4.4.7.s2

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